MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Opa-Locka Sergeant German Bosque has been fired eight times in his career. On Friday, Bosque turned himself in and is now in jail without bond.
At a recent appeal to get his job back Bosque, 49, told CBS4, “I love serving the community. I love what I do for a living and I’m very proud.”
Bosque can now add kidnapping, battery, and tampering with evidence charges to the list of allegations already-held against him.
The career police man is now under arrest for an incident that occurred in 2012 in Opa-Locka.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers made the arrest Friday when Bosque turned himself in at FDLE Miami Regional Operations Center. He was then booked into the Miami-Dade Main Jail.
Special Agent in Charge Addy Villanueva explained, “He allegedly punched the victim when he responded to the domestic call. And when the victim tried to go to the police station and file a complaint, Bosque responded and forcefully removed him from the lobby, handcuffed him and placed him in a holding cell.”
FDLE said they took the case in February.
On Friday, a judge agreed they had enough evidence to arrest Bosque for acting out of line, including locking up the victim for 14 minutes.
“Whether it’s 14-minutes or 14-hours, if you are held against your will, it’s a long time,” Villanueva said.
Opa-Locka’s City Manager David Chiverton didn’t seem to be surprised by the news.
“We will just let the law take its course,” said Chiverton.
Chiverton thought he got rid of Bosque in October when the city fired him for the long list of allegations held against him which include:
- Busting a handcuffed suspects skull
- Beating juveniles
- Caught with dope and booze in his squad car
- Ripping off suspects
- Falsifying reports
- Participating in an unauthorized chase where four people were killed
- Calling in sick from Cancun.
Bosque, though, continues to appeal and up until now he has won.
Chiverton is hopeful that this will end as the city is trying to clean up its image.
“We want to ensure our community that we are working in the best interest, image, and respect of the community is always the highest priority. We are committed to that,” said Chiverton.
FDLE said that more arrests may be on the horizon. As of Friday night, Bosque was being held without bond.