Miami police officer arrested on charges of false imprisonment, simple battery

A Miami police officer has been arrested on charges of false imprisonment and simple battery.

Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes announced the arrest of Officer Alexi Figueroa in a statement Thursday.

Llanes said Figueroa's arrest is the culmination of an investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department and the state attorney's office.

He said Llanes has been relieved of duty with pay since February 2016 and will remain suspended pending the outcome of the criminal charges and an internal investigation.

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