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Fla. Cop Fired 8 Times Wants Job Back

May 03, 2013  | 

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A Florida police officer who has been fired eight times is again seeking reinstatement after the Opa-locka Police Department terminated him for leaving his AR rifle with a future in-law.

During his 20-year career, former Sgt. German Bosque has been accused of cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders and lying and falsifying police reports. He once called in sick to take a vacation to Cancún, reports the Miami Herald.

Bosque apparently left his AR-type patrol rifle with his future father-in-law while he went on vacation.

Bosque was told to turn in all his weapons in April 2012 after he was relieved of duty for another complaint. He said his rifle was with his fiancée Liddy's father, a security guard who he said lives with him and his wife-to-be in North Miami.

Tags: Opa-Locka (Fla.) PD, Officer Fired, Officer Misconduct


Comments (16)

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mark @ 5/4/2013 11:37 AM

His previous conduct has already been litigated - he should only be judged based upon this one incident, which should not have resulted in dismissal. Looks as if the agency is out to get him!

BopCop @ 5/5/2013 4:35 PM

Why did they keep rehiring him?

Common Sense @ 5/6/2013 2:56 PM

His past behavior should be considered, he has a pattern of bad decision making and poor judgment. If the stealing and lying have been proven then he has no place in law enforcement.

RAL @ 5/6/2013 3:13 PM

Mark,
You are way off base. It's called progressive discipline; in a criminal case you don't ignore prior offenses and this guy has used up his "lives." If/when he screws-up again the agency could be sued for Negligent Retention.

AJ @ 5/6/2013 3:18 PM

If it's an SBR that's a Federal Violation and he should be done for. F-Stick is making us all look bad...

John @ 5/6/2013 3:39 PM

Yes this is the time to remove him from any type of police and security work, he is a disgrace to the profession that I and so many others have worked hard to build public opinion for the well being of officers throughout the world. It only takes one bad apple to bring it all down.
German Bosque does not deserve another chance to disgrace out honorable profession, (AGAIN)!

Bluevixen @ 5/6/2013 3:54 PM

True the "other" incidents have been adjudicated but it appears he has not learned his lesson. So when reviewing this case and determining his punishment, by all mean his previous behavior should come into play. Come on "eight" chances are enough. Time to find a new career because mentally, he is not qualified for police work.

Juan 10-13 @ 5/6/2013 4:21 PM

Obviously he thinks he's a cat! But seriously RAL, you made a valid point about the Dept leaving itself wide open to a Negligent Retention lawsuit. The guy hasn't modified his misbehavior and is projecting a sour image to our profession,so he needs to go.

Bob@Az. @ 5/6/2013 5:23 PM

How in the hell did this pos get a Badge in the first place? Or second? Or third? Talk about a disgrace. And we should also look at those that rehired him. Maybe somebody has some 'photos of the Mayor?? Really sad. Blues,Stay Safe.

Lt. Sal @ 5/7/2013 6:31 AM

It is sad, but the unions will fight for all equally and as long as he is paying dues he will stay employed. I am sure there are those that will be in his corner regardless of what he did or does. I do I.A's and the opinions both pro and con I hear are stunning. They usually do not know the whole story and if and when they have the opportunity to read the I.A. they decline and go with the story of the accused officer. This is a stain and will fade by the time we read the next story.

Capt.Crunch @ 5/7/2013 10:05 AM

If you are a aggressive police officer making a lot of legal arrest, you probably will get a lot of complaints. But I don't think this is true with Bosque, because he has been fired 8 times and this to me shows a pattern.

Capt.Crunch @ 5/7/2013 10:06 AM

If you are a aggressive police officer making a lot of legal arrest, you probably will get a lot of complaints. But I don't think this is true with Bosque, because he has been fired 8 times and this to me shows a pattern.

Pedro @ 5/7/2013 1:31 PM

The pattern I cant figure out is the pattern of rehiring this guy 8 times. I dont get that one...

Capt. Crunch @ 5/7/2013 4:14 PM

Hey Pedro, don't scratch your head on this one just flip a coin.

Mark @ 5/7/2013 7:56 PM

@RAL, your perspective of progressive discipline is wrong. The punishment must fir the crime. Just because there has been prior issues does not necessitate termination for the next issue. For example, if an officer faces a 30-day suspension and next step of discipline is terminations, your argument purports that he should be fired for not wearing a tie during winter uniform, white socks, or labeling the wring court date on a traffic citations. While progressive discipline is often times an effective tool, it's not full-proof in every situation.

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/24/2013 12:11 PM

Corrupt police officers should have their police credentials revoked. Only recently has the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) begun requiring police agencies to report all serious disciplinary issues to the FDLE for Police Officer State License Review. As usual every time a bad officer is charged with misconduct the officer quits and moves to another agency. Most agencies then drop their investigation because they are glad to be rid of the problem but the problem continues for years as the officer hops from agency to agency. Many of these officers end up commiting serious crimes because they know they can quit before the investigation and it will all disappear. This is just business as usual in Florida.

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