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Miami officer arrested at gunpoint, accused of going 120 mph on turnpike to second job

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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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Miami officer arrested at gunpoint, accused of going 120 mph on turnpike to second job


A Miami Police officer was arrested at gunpoint and charged with reckless driving after allegedly leading the Florida Highway Patrol on a seven-minute chase in his squad car at speeds that reached 120 mph on Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County earlier this month.

A highway patrol trooper pulled out her gun to arrest Fausto López, 35, after he reportedly ignored repeated warnings to stop.

López could not be reached for comment. As of Saturday, he was still assigned to regular duty at the Miami Police Department, said Cmdr. Delrish Moss, “because at this point it’s a traffic offense.”

The incident, first reported by Univision 23, started at 6:28 a.m. Oct. 11 on the southbound turnpike at Commercial Boulevard, when a trooper, identified as D.J. Watts, saw a Miami patrol car switching lanes in a dangerous manner.



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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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And people say the Police dont police their own and get prferential treatment. Not only was the suspect in his police cruiser, he was in uniform and armed. That didnt stop the Florida HP Officer from not only stopping the officer, but removing him from the car and placing him under arrest.

No not all cops are angels, however I think this shows that blanket comments / stereotyping is not appropriate and incidents should be put into context.

Anyways thought id share.


Props to the Florida Higway Patrol Officer for doing her job / duty.

Hopefully this will give some people a little bit of hope that things arent completely going to hell in a handbasket when it comes to Law Enforcement.

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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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This has already been posted.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by KySc5
This has already been posted.


I see the search feature is doing its usual bang up job. Can you link o the article so this one can be locked.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

There you go.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Get on your interstate and drive 7 minutes with a highway patrol officer chasing you at speeds up to 120 MPH, and then let us know if you simply get a ticket and then allowed to continue on your way.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by VeniVidi
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Get on your interstate and drive 7 minutes with a highway patrol officer chasing you at speeds up to 120 MPH, and then let us know if you simply get a ticket and then allowed to continue on your way.


Not really sure why your telling me this. I support the Highway Patrol Officer and her actions against the Miami officer. The law requires us to compl with all traffic regulations unless we are responding to an emergency, and even then we are required to exercise due dilligence while running code. In fact the law is so strict that if we are running lights and sirens down a road, and come upon an intersetion where we have the green light, and some idiot runs a red and a collision occurs, law enforcement can and has been held liable for the accident.

Im amazed all the miami officer was charged with was the C and I. A 7 miniute pursuit, and it is a pursuit, could have brought resisting a lawful arrest / detention / stop by fleeing. Due to the speeds involved it could very easily have been a felony resisting charge.



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by KySc5
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

There you go.


Thank you

- Mods please lock



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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