Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Video: 3 Miami-Dade cops fired for ignoring dispatch calls
PoliceOne — Three Miami-Dade police officers have been fired following an investigation that they ignored emergency calls, filed false police reports and lied about calls they handled.
The Miami Herald reported that three other officers were suspended without pay over the allegations.
The six disciplined officers are all from the Kendall District squad.
The Miami-Dade Internal Affairs Bureau began the probe in 2010, according to the report.
The officers were followed, captured on video and tracked with GPS devices. More than 130 violations of department policy were documented, the article said.
The three officers who were fired were Sgt. Jennifer Gonzalez and officers Dario Socarras and Jose Huerta.
Gonzalez was caught shopping, loading purchases into her patrol car and visiting her parents while on duty, according to the article. continue reading...