MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Unfortunately for all the good police officers out there, the few bad ones give them all a bad name.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
Authorities say a former police chief and two officers for a small Florida community framed a teen for several burglaries to improve their arrest statistics.
A U.S. attorney’s office news release says former Biscayne Park police Chief Raimundo Atesiano and former Officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were charged Monday with conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law and deprivation of civil rights.
They each face up to 11 years in prison.READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
An indictment says Atesiano ordered Dayoub and Fernandez to arrest the unnamed 16-year-old in June 2013 to maintain a fictitious 100 percent clearance rate of reported burglaries.
Prosecutors say the teen was charged in four unsolved burglaries, even though the former chief and officers knew there was no evidence to support the charges.
It wasn’t known if the chief or officers had attorneys.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
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