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Bad Cops Are Never Fired, Example 14,832

Bad Cops Are Never Fired, Example 14,832 July 9, 2012

The Miami Herald went looking for the worst cop in Florida and they seem to have found him. At least I hope there’s no one worse than this. It’s a perfect example of what I have been talking about for years, cops who do the most vile things over and over again and are protected by the police unions and all but impossible to get off the job. Get a load of this guy:

Sgt. German Bosque of the Opa-locka Police Department has been disciplined, suspended, fined and sent home with pay more than any officer in the state.

He has been accused of cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders and lying and falsifying police reports. He once called in sick to take a vacation to Cancún and has engaged in a rash of unauthorized police chases, including one in which four people were killed.

Arrested and jailed three times, Bosque, 48, has been fired at least six times. Now under suspension pending yet another investigation into misconduct, Bosque stays home and collects his $60,000-a-year paycheck for doing nothing.

Before he was ever hired in Opa-locka 19 years ago, Bosque, whose nickname is GB, was tossed out of the police academy twice and fired from two police departments. Each time he has faced trouble he has been reinstated with back pay. He boldly brags about his ability to work a law enforcement system that allows bad cops to keep their certification even in the face of criminal charges.

The article includes a timeline of the misconduct charges and outrageous behavior of the officer and it is simply staggering. The department is trying like hell to get rid of him, which is rare enough, but they can’t because of how the system operates.

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