Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español
Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español

Main Office:
6099 Stirling Road, Ste 217
Davie, FL 33314

Broward Office:
1327 SE 2nd Ave.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Dade Office:
By Appointment Only
Miami, FL

Speeding Miami Cop Should Be Fired?

An internal probe recommended that Officer Fausto Lopez, who routinely exceeded 100 miles per hour while off-duty, should be fired. Officer Fausto Lopez was charged with reckless speeding while off-duty in his take-home patrol car, consistently clocking in dangerous speeds over 100 miles per hour between September and November. On Oct. 11, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, at gunpoint, pulled over a speeding Lopez on the Florida Turnpike in Broward County and was briefly handcuffed. The incident sparked tension and an investigation by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which analyzed SunPass toll data to calculate that Lopez and a slew of other local cops were speeding in their patrol cars while NOT on duty. Lopez eventually pleaded no contest, paid $3,300 in fines and accepted 100 hours of community service. Out of the 38 officers, Lopez was the only one targeted for termination and is requesting for a panel of fellow officers to review his case. For more information go to the Miami Herald.

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