TAMPA A five-year officer with Tampa police resigned Friday after an internal affairs investigation revealed he was unaware a prisoner escaped from his car until another officer told him.

[the officer] said the prisoner was there [in the vehicle], but when the officer shined his flashlight, he only saw two sandals in the back seat.

He didn't immediately radio dispatchers that the man had escaped, and didn't give accurate information when he was talking to dispatchers, an IA report said. [more]
Its interesting how easily he resigned,i wonder if he was drunk!