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Miami Springs police officer faces federal corruption charges

A sergeant with the Miami Springs Police Department was arrested by the FBI on federal charges of corruption. The 16-year police veteran who began his career with the force in 1999 as a public service aide was the subject of an investigation involving a confidential informant. The United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, announced that he was arrested for "attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of official right." The federal complaint alleges that the confidential source informed the sergeant in September last year that he was involved with drug trafficking. Rather than arresting him, the policeman reportedly offered to aid him in his illegal activities. His assistance allegedly included supply of the supposed drug trafficker with... Read More »