Saturday, March 2, 2013

Miami-Dade Police officers Caught on Video Ignoring Emergency Calls

Fired Miami-Dade Police officer
Dario Socarras
By Davy V.

Posted Saturday March 2, 2013 12:15 p.m.

A Mami-Dade Police Sergeant and two officers have been fired, after they were caught on camera ignoring emergency calls.

The accusations which led to the firings in what has been called one of the worst incidents of delinquency in the department's history, included failing to respond to emergency calls, pretending that they were on actual calls when they weren't and falsifying police records.

Miami-Dade internal affairs Department began an internal investigation in 2010, but it took until 2012 before the officers were disciplined.

The officers involved belonged to a section which patrols the Kendall, Florida area, a suburb just outside Miami.

One of the officers, Dario Socarras, ignored 911 armed robbery and residential burglary calls, so that he could meet with his girlfriend in the parking lot of Dadeland Mall.

officer Socarras kissing girlfriend
Officer Socarras was caught on video surveillance on two different occasions kissing and intimately hugging his girlfriend, while other officers were forced to respond to the emergency calls he ignored.

In one incident, Socarras even mislead a burglary crime victim, making him believe that he was going to fill out a crime report, and gave the victim a phony case number.

Socarras told the 911 dispatcher that no crime had occurred.

The Miami-Dade Police department's internal investigation found a total of 134 violations of department rules, policies and procedures.

The Sergeant, Jennifer Gonzalez was shopping at Target when she should have been working.

In one incident, a store employee is seen on surveillance video helping Gonzalez load items into her police cruiser.

Investigators also found that Sgt. Gonzalez would spend hours visiting her parents, while she was on the clock, and on the taxpayers' dime.

Miami-Dade Police officer Jose Huerta
drinking coffee, ignoring 911 call
for child locked inside vehicle.
Miami-Dade Police officer Jose Huerta failed to immediately responded to a 911 call where a 5-year old child was locked inside a car.

Officer Huerta would regularly lie by claiming he was tied up on a call, when in reality, he was free and able to respond.

The most disturbing incident however, involved Sgt. Gonzalez, and both officers Socarras and Huerta.

A 911 call came in for a 5-month old infant who was unconscious.

Officer Socarrias was dispatched, and he told the 911 dispatcher that he was "en route."

A lie.

Where was officer Socarras?

From left to right, Socarras, Gonzalez and Huertas
drinking coffe.
Having coffee with his supervisor, Sgt. Gonzalez and officer Huerta.

And it was all caught on surveillance video.

When that call for an unconscious infant came in, Miami-Dade police officer Dario Socarras never budged.

Miami-Dade Police officers Dario Socarras , Sgt. Jennifer Gonzalez and Officer Jose Huerta were all  fired after an internal police panel reviewed their actions.

Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Jennifer Gonzalez
shopping on taxpayer's time.
Three more Miami-Dade police officers, Jeffrey Price, Fabian Owens, and Ivan Torres, have been suspended, also accused of ignoring 911 emergency calls.

So much for their sworn oaths to "protect and serve."

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