Personnel File Shows Past Incidents Of Arrested Lauderhill Cop
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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – New details are emerging about the past of a Lauderhill Police Officer accused of trying to kill a fellow police officer last weekend.
An Internal Affairs report released Tuesday shows Officer Kristopher Bieger was suspended by the police department for five days earlier this year after a series of incidents involving the mother of his child.
The report says the problems between Bieger and the woman began in December after the pair broke up. The woman complained to police that Bieger called her excessively, including 40 times in one 33 minute period, the report shows.
The report says Bieger also texted the woman about another woman he was sleeping with. According to the report, the text reads “We have been having so much fun and you look like a redneck low life piece of trash compared to my girlfriend. I can’t even fathom that you are going to be the so called mother of my child.”
The report says Bieger also texted the woman pictures of female genitalia along with the words ” (Expletive) you your done.”
The woman also told police Bieger left threatening voice mails, including one saying “he would stab and shoot” one of the woman’s friends and another warning that he “has a million guns.”
Police records show Bieger was charged with a misdemeanor crime of harassment in Virginia where the woman lives. However, the charges were dropped because investigators determined the woman continued communicating with Bieger and egged things on.
“(The woman) materially misrepresented the facts in order to present her position in a favorable light,” the report reads.
However, Lauderhill Police Department investigators sustained the complaint against Bieger, saying police officers are held to “a higher standard than the general public.” Bieger was found to have violated the agency’s Code of Conduct.
Bieger’s personnel file also contains several commendations for good police work, along with written reprimands for sleeping on duty and leaving the city without notifying police dispatchers.
The file also contains Bieger’s application. In it, the 5-year veteran writes that his father was a police officer in Hallandale Beach for 29 years. Bieger wrote on the document, “I have been interested in law enforcement for as long as I can remember.”
During a hearing Monday morning, bond was denied for 30-year old Kristopher Bieger.
According to his arrest affidavit, Bieger had been dating Officer Brittny Skinner for several months.
“For the last two to three months, they have multiple verbal arguments, jealousy, mistrust, constantly calling her, harassing her,” said Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley as he read from the arrest affidavit. “Finally, she broke up and said ‘Do not call me anymore, stay away’.”
The shooting happened Saturday around 7 p.m. in the 5500 block of Oakland Boulevard, according to Lauderhill Police Captain Constance Stanley. Bieger reportedly fired 10 shots a female officer sitting a patrol car but missed. Stanley said the female officer was working a private duty case when the shooting happened.
“Obviously she’s very fortunate to still be here and not get hit,” said Stanley. “He shot several times. He did miss her.”One of the bullets reportedly hit the officer in her bullet proof vest.
She also said none of the other people in the busy shopping center were hit.
“A truck pulled up on the side of her car, shots rang out, it was like a movie, you know,” said a witness who did not want to the identified in this report, “I was so close I had to take cover, I thought somebody was shooting at me.”
Edmond Pascal said he heard the gunfire ring out from his barbershop.
“When I go outside, the police say nobody go outside,” recalled Pascal.
After the shooting, Bieger fled and ended up at a Davie pizza restaurant in the 4800 block of Volunteer Road where the Davie police department’s Special Response Team took him into custody. Employees at Donato’s Ristorante watched as the team members came in through the rear of the restaurant with guns drawn and surround Bieger.
“It was a little scary, but everything was fine,” said Juan Arebalo, a cook.
The police report says that Beiger was suicidal after the shooting, even asking a fellow officer for a bullet. He also spoke to family, the report says, admitting he just shot up Officer Skinner’s car.
Bieger is suspended from the department without pay.