Florida Cop Seemingly Can't Be Fired, Despite Long Arrest Record

German Bosque's arrest record reads like that of a serial criminal -- except he's a cop. And one that the city of Opa-locka, Fla., would like to fire, but seemingly can't, The Miami Herald reports.

Bosque, 48, who is a sergeant with the Opa-locka Police Department, has been disciplined, suspended, fined and sent home with pay more than any officer in the state, the newspaper reports. He has been arrested and jailed three times and fired at least six times.

Bosque, who's nickname is "GB," has worked for 16 different police chiefs in the nearly 20 years he's been with the force, he said. Currently, he is suspended from duty, yet still draws $60,000 a year to stay home and do nothing.

"He is a time bomb that has now exploded," the Herald quotes Opa-locka Police Chief Cheryl Cason as saying.

The report notes that Bosque isn't the only police officer in South Florida to "straddle both sides of the law," but suggests that the officer's disciplinary record and the city's inability to get rid of him are a study in how legal loopholes allow troubled cops to stay on the street.

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Bosque has been accused beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, lying, falsifying police reports and more. After each incident, he has been reinstated with back pay, and has bragged about his ability to manipulate a system that allows bad cops to stay certified even as they face criminal charges.

Incidents involving Bosque include one in which he admitted to striking a 16-year-old boy whose mother had called police during a confrontation with her son. Bosque took the youth into another room and punched him in the head without provocation, according to a complaint filed against Bosque.

"He was trash, he had gold grills in his teeth," the newspaper quotes Bosque as saying. "The kid is like a thug."

Despite his dismissals and his own run-ins with the law, Bosque says he still wants to be a police officer, owing some of his troubles to his own immaturity early in his career.

"I love being a policeman," he said. "I love looking in the mirror and the person I see."






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Gwompa

He really needs to meet someone in a dark alley some night and have him be on the losing end of the stick,
Dead means no pension or paycheck, They could set him up and take him down if they wanted too, but he is probably banging all the top commisioners wives and daughters in the slum called Opa-Locka, and they don't want THAT kind of scandal..

July 26 2012 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rdgarzon

His real name is Dirty Harry..

July 26 2012 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen

Gotta love Unions.

July 26 2012 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JOSEPH

More of these 'gold tooth' thugs need to meet up with Officer Bosque.

July 04 2012 at 8:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thebbblk

Well if you can't fire him,then you better learn to accept him for what he's done and can do in the future. If the city can't do anything about it or the state then give him his badge, gun and car. Happy trailblazzing down the road. We know something else is going to happen and it's going to be bad. It's only when. He wins until that one day he really slips up and does the ultimit crime that puts him away. He's just another cop it seems that is ready to go postal at anytime. Let's hope it never happens.

July 04 2012 at 6:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rhill65

Let get real here, If this guy was Black and that kid White, IT WOULD BE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY. Don't tell me that there is ANY BLACK POLICEMAN IN THIS STATE THAT WOULD STILL HAVE A JOB WITH A "POLICE JACKET" LIKE THAT.

July 04 2012 at 6:17 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
taylorman710

Fire him.? In five years he will retire. Lets just pray he does not kill anyone.

July 04 2012 at 4:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Trisha Lynn Dragon

Eh. One more Opa-Locka turd. Not surprised in the slightest.

July 04 2012 at 4:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
santee03john

Most of the time when cops are being paid for being at home, it is the kiss of death. Every time I have seen that happen, the officer was fired shortly there after.

July 04 2012 at 3:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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JOSEPH

When you get suspended from the NYPD it is generally without pay.

July 04 2012 at 8:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
T HOWARD PINES

Sounds like a cse for the Fed's......

July 03 2012 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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