FIU Deputy Police Chief Allegedly Attacks Police Officer

The deputy police chief at Florida International University was arrested Saturday after he allegedly attacked police officers at a Coral Gables bar.

Benjamin Guerrero, 61, was charged with three charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and one charge of disorderly conduct.

According to the Miami Herald, Guerrero was asked to close his tab and leave Hillstone but he refused.

That’s when off-duty Coral Gables police officers working security there asked him to leave. When he refused to leave, an officer grabbed him to escort him out. That’s when he allegedly elbowed the cop.

Guerrero allegedly also cursed at officers during the incident and smelled of alcohol.

FIU released a statement following the incident saying, “We are saddened to hear of the arrest of one of our officers last night. FIUPD holds all of our officers to the highest of standards of behavior. We are taking appropriate administrative action regarding this incident.”

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