MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Two South Florida police officers are facing serious criminal charges. One is accused of domestic violence and the other is accused of child abuse. In that case, the officer’s own department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, is refusing to talk about the arrest.
Veteran Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Rosario is under arrest on charges of child abuse. According to the arrest form, the incident took place in March and states “Rosario went to his 14-year-old daughter’s school. The defendant slapped the victim in the face, grabbed the victim’s hair, and hit the victim with a belt on her legs.” The arrest form also said, “The defendant punched the victim in the face.”
Rosario has bonded out of jail and Miami-Dade police refused to talk to CBS4 News about the case.
Rosario’s status with the department is not known.
Over at the City of Miami Police Department, law enforcement also had to arrest one of their own.
“It is an unfortunate situation when we have to arrest one of our own,” said Officer Kenia Reyes. “Today, we charged Officer Joey Diaz with Battery for a domestic-related incident which occurred on April 2, 2018.”
The arrest affidavit details the actions of Miami police officer Joey Diaz, 33, who is charged with Domestic Battery by strangulation.
Diaz was described as grabbing his wife by the throat during an altercation concerning property. The incident occurred Monday night just before midnight. Officer Diaz turned himself in listing his address as 710 South 12th avenue in Miami which turns out to be the City of Miami Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters. No one answered the door CBS4 News paid a visit.
“It always hits home but when we have to arrest on of our own it makes it unfortunate. He is a four year member of the department and has been relieved of duty,” said Officer Kenia Reyes.
While Officer Diaz is relieved of duty, he will continue to be paid pending review.