Those that are in denial, you can go ahead and click the backspace button. It comes as no surprise to black people but apparently it still comes as a shock to everyone else. Bigoted cops exist. The badge is their hood. And under the “color of law” they have been able to hide their abuses of the people they look down upon. 2 Miami cops confirmed what we already know by pleading guilty to being racist dirtbags. In legal terms, these relics of slavery plead guilty to framing black people for crimes they did not commit… and now one homeless teen is hitting back at these cops.
The teen identified only as T.D. is suing Biscayne Park Police Department’s former chief, Raimundo Atestiano, three Biscayne Park cops involved in the false charges against him and the Village of Biscayne Park. The filed suit alleges that the named group conspired to violate his civil rights and prosecuted him maliciously according to the New-Times.
The Miami Herald broke the news that three Biscayne Park cops admitted that the former police chief instructed them to pin crimes on random black people.
“If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries,” an officer named Anthony De La Torre said in an internal probe in 2014. “They were basically doing this to have a 100% clearance rate for the city.”
“The defendants were part of a conspiracy to satisfy the Village that crime was being eliminated,” T.D.’s lawyers argued in their federal lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that Atestiano framed T.D. for four burglaries that took place between April and May of 2013. The former chief reportedly framed the teen in order to “tell the town government that he’d solved every single burglary in town” which federal prosecutors say is virtually impossible to do. He told two of the officers named in the suit to arrest the teen and pin the crimes on him. They did so knowing that there was no evidence and no lawful basis to support the charges and arrest of T.D. The officers then gathered evidence to make a case against him and “included a false narrative” to justify their phony affidavits.
Prosecutors dropped the charges against T.D. in 2013 “after the State Attorney’s Office noticed that the police arrest affidavits sounded eerily similar, including multiple instances in which a ‘rear door pried open’ in exactly the same way at houses the homeless teenager was supposed to have burglarized.”
Although the charges were ultimately dropped against T.D. he was incarcerated and denied the ability to obtain a drivers license due to the violation of his civil rights by the Miami chief and officers.