A former Opa-locka Police sergeant made his first appearance in court after turning himself in for charges including kidnapping and battery.
German Bosque, 49, is accused of illegally handcuffing and detaining a man at the Opa-locka Police station after he tried to file a complaint, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Miami Regional Operations Center said.
The man attempted to file he complaint on Aug. 3, 2011, after Bosque allegedly punched him, while responding to a domestic call, authorities said.
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That same day, the man went to the station attempting to file the complaint.
“Investigators believe Bosque forcefully escorted him from the lobby, handcuffed him and placed him into a holding area,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Miami Regional Operations Center said in a statement. “The investigation shows the victim was held against his will for a short time and was never given the opportunity to file a complaint.”
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A judge ordered Bosque held on no bond on the kidnapping charge Saturday after he turned himself in on Friday.
“I don’t believe I don’t understand how it got to kidnapping,” said Bosque’s attorney during the bond hearing.
“Kidnapping is what’s keeping him in jail,” he added about Bosque, who was fired by Opa-locka Police in October 2012, according to the FDLE.
But the judge did not change the charges.
After the judge ruled no bond Bosque asked: “Your honor can I ask for house arrest?”
“I already ruled,” the judge said.
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