OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - A former police sergeant who has been fired eight times is fighting to get his most recent job back.
Police Sgt. German Bosque has been fired eight times, six by his most recent employer the Opa-Locka Police Department, but none of the charges stuck.
In a hearing Wednesday, city officials said Bosque should be fired for leaving his AR-15 rifle with a friend, who is a security guard.
"We're here on a very simple matter. It's going to be up to the arbitrator. We think what the officer did was wrong," said Opa-Locka City Attorney Joseph Geller.
Bosque has beaten allegations, including injuring a suspect's skull, beating juveniles, having illegal drugs and alcohol in his squad car, ripping off suspects, falsifying reports, and an unauthorized chase where four people were killed. He is also accused of calling in sick from Cancun.
Officials said Bosque signed a deal with Opa-Locka, agreeing that one more strike and he's out.
A decision in the case is expected to be issued in 60 to 90 days.
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