FHP Released Dispatch Calls From Trooper Stopped by Miami Police Officer

On Nov. 8, Miami officer Thomas Vokaty stopped Victor Luquis while traveling southbound on the Florida Turnpike, FHP said.

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    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper approaches Miami Police Officer Fausto Lopez during a traffic stop.

    The Florida Highway Patrol on Tuesday released the radio transmissions from the traffic stop where a City of Miami Police officer stopped a trooper.

    On Nov. 8, Miami Officer Thomas Vokaty stopped Victor Luquis while traveling southbound on the Florida Turnpike, FHP said.

    Vokaty got back in his patrol car and left before issuing Luquis a ticket, FHP said.

    "I guess he freaked out and ran to his car and took off," the recording said.

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    Officer Fausto Lopez is taken into custody at gunpoint by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper for allegedly speeding and driving recklessly.

    After the incident, the FHP squad continued to follow Vokaty's Miami patrol car for a short distance, according to FHP.

    Vokaty was disciplined with a record of formal counseling by Miami police. It is a warning given before any further discipline occurs.

    Tensions began last month between the two agencies after the chase and arrest of a Miami Police officer at gunpoint by a FHP trooper on the Florida Turnpike in Broward County.