3 oct. 2012

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Long-troubled Opa-locka cop fired ... again


BY DIANA MOSKOVITZ

DMOSKOVITZ@MIAMIHERALD.COM




The Opa-locka police officer who has been arrested and jailed three times and fired at least six times is once again without a job.
On Wednesday, Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton confirmed that Sgt. German Bosque, who had been disciplined, suspended and fined multiple times during his 19 years on the force, was terminated.
The reason, Chiverton said, was Bosque was not in possession of his department-issued weapon when it was requested. That violated a rule that requires officers to not lose track of their city-issued firearms.
The weapon has since been found, Chiverton said. He did not say for how long the weapon was gone.
The weapon violation also was interpreted as a breach of duty and a violation of a “last chance agreement” Bosque entered into with Opa-locka, Chiverton said.
Reached by phone, Bosque said the entire event was a part of a witch hunt by a city that was finding any reason to fire him. Bosque can appeal his termination.
John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, hadn’t seen the specific details of Bosque’s termination Wednesday afternoon, but said the accusation “sounds really hokey.”

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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