OPA-LOCKA (CBS4) – Opa-locka Police Sergeant German Bosque has been suspended, fired and re-hired multiple times. But, he remains a certified officer, despite currently being suspended on allegations of misconduct.
“There’s nothing there,” said Bosque, who admits he’s had an extensive past of being arrested and/or suspended. He’s been accused of using excessive force, car theft, carrying drugs, sexual harassment and even impersonating an officer while in the police academy.
The 48-year-old spoke candidly with CBS4 about his professional history, which also includes allegations he was involved in an unauthorized police chase years ago that killed four people.
“They were going westbound. I will never forget, they blew the red light,” Bosque said. “As I came around the curb, I saw the biggest accident. It was just a big fireball of the cars that night where four people passed away at that time. It was never a chase.”
Bosque says his history is nothing more than one misunderstanding after another that has now been blown out of proportion with his current suspension.
As for why he’s been suspended, Opa-locka Deputy Police Chief Antonio Sanchez would only confirm that there is an ongoing investigation into Bosque’s alleged misconduct.
“There is very good reason to relieve him of duty and conduct these investigations, and when it’s concluded and we can release the details everybody will know we did the right thing,” said Sanchez. “Officer Bosque tarnishes every single badge worn by the women and men in the U.S. and it’s shameful. We are confident that our system will work appropriately this time, and we’re confident this will be the last stop for Officer Bosque.”
But, while Bosque believes he may be fired again, he also believes he’ll be re-hired again.
“I love being a policeman, I love the profession I love people. I’m public oriented I’m not one of these rugged cops beating people down,” Bosque said.