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.

Figueroa was presented with the Medal of Heroism Award by Gov. Rick Scott in 2013 after he helped apprehend a gunman who was shooting in the direction of a supermarket where Figueroa, who was off duty, and his family were shopping.

Llanes said Figueroa 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.

Figueroa is charged with one count of false imprisonment and two counts of simple battery.

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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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Miami Beach cat euthanized after being found with arrow lodged in head, neck

A beige cat was euthanized Wednesday in Miami Beach after the feline was found with an arrow through the cat’s head and neck, police said.

An arrow or dart was lodged in the cat’s skull when he was found Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Collins Court.

The cat was taken to a local veterinarian, but his injuries were so severe that he had to be euthanized.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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Kodak Black found guilty on 5 house arrest violations

Dieuson Octave, otherwise known as Kodak Black,  found guilty on five house arrest violations in court Wednesday. 

Octave, 19, was accused of attacking a bartender at a Miami strip club, attending a boxing match and disrupting an anger management class. 

Earlier in the day the defense team for Octave called its final three witnesses to dispute a claim by a strip club bartender that did not attack her inside Club Climax.

On Wednesday  the only known surveillance video from that fateful night in February was played time and time again and the club’s manager says not only was bartender Jennifer Cunningham drunk but she was the aggressor.

“When she gave him a hug she grabbed his genitals and said I want to talk to you and he proceeded to tell her you are not my type and she got mad and walked out,” Baljit Singh, the manager of the club, said.

A Miami-Dade police officer also testified Cunningham appeared to hug the rap star on surveillance video after the alleged incident and the victim seemed more interested in her getting surveillance video for a civil case than pursuing criminal battery charges.

Finally, a security officer assigned to care for Kodak Black testified he never saw an assault and it was his drunken employee appeared to flirt with Octave until he said she wasn’t his type.

Since violating his parole Octave has been in jail , but it has not slowed down his chart climbing career.

A top 10 single and a track on the latest “Fast and the Furious” move soundtrack have made the 19-year-old rapper hotter than ever, even spurring his fans to go on social media and in merchandise sales to free Kodak Black.

Octave was found guilty on five counts of willfully and substantially violating his house arrest. He has not been sentenced. 

A sentencing hearing is set for May 4. 

 

 

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Miami homeowner fatally shoots burglar, police say

A homeowner fatally shot a burglar Wednesday afternoon after finding him in his home in Miami, authorities said.

The incident was reported just after noon in the area of Northwest 71st Street and Fifth Place.

The homeowner’s wife said she was at work when the incident happened. She said her 3-year-old son heard a noise and woke up his father, who grabbed his gun.

Police said the man shot the burglar in the living room.

Miami police spokesman Christopher Bess said the burglar was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner was questioned at the police station.

No other details were immediately released.

 

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