Former Tequesta police chief Gerald “Pete” Pitocchelli was arrested on Monday after he allegedly kicked a woman, jail records indicate. Pitocchelli, 59, faces a battery charge. He was held at Palm Beach County Jail and was released on Tuesday after a hearing before Judge Dina Keever-Agrama. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.
The judge placed Pitocchelli on supervised release and ordered him to take anger-management counseling. She also ordered him not to have any contact with the victim or the juvenile who witnessed the alleged fight on Sunday night and called 911.