Hialeah, Florida, police officers Rafael Quinones Otano and Lorenzo Rafael Orfila have been fired and charged with armed kidnapping and battery. Orfila was also accused of abuse of office. Prosecutors said that after a shopkeeper called police to complain about a homeless man bothering people, the two drove the vagrant to a wooded area nearly seven miles away, then knocked him out and left him there. They later sent a private detective to find the man and give him $1,350 in exchange for signing a statement saying he wasn’t beaten and didn’t want the officers punished.
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