Police investigate dismissed Zephyrhills coach

Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 18:16:50-05
Zephyrhills High School's former coach is under the microscope again.
Reggie Roberts, who is also a Zephyrhills police officer, was recently let go by the school. 
School officials said a lack of discipline led to the change, including accusations that a number of players were involved in a sexual assault. 
They said the school needed a coach who was at the school full time.
Police never filed charges in that case and the school disciplined the students.
Now, two school workers have given written statements saying the sergeant kept police evidence and even his gun unattended in his office inside the school.
Pasco School Superintendent Kurt Browning asked for Zephyrhills Police to investigate and also wants city officials to find out if Roberts used his position as a police sergeant to intimidate school officials and secretly record meetings with them.
ZPD said they can’t comment right now on this because it’s an open investigation.
The Zephyrhills City Manager says there is a mutual distrust going on right now between the high school, the school district, the police department and the city.  And the relationship has to be repaired. 
If it can’t the Pasco Sheriff’s office might have step in.
Officials from the city and the school met to talk about the issues Tuesday morning, but didn’t come to any solution. 
There are plans again to meet next week.
Roberts wouldn’t comment Tuesday about the latest accusations against him, instead referring us to his attorney.
Meanwhile the school has hired a new coach who is on campus full time.