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Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE BELL TOLLS FOR GERMAN BOSQUE

UPDATE: BOSQUE GUILTY AS CHARGED OF WITNESS TAMPERING AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT. NOT GUILTY OF BATTERY. 

David Ovalle's Herald article on the verdict here. 

Closing arguments Thursday afternoon for the most fired cop in Florida: German Bosque, of the Opa Locka Police Department (motto: "join up and beat up a few suspects for fun" ). 

Bosque, who washed out of the police academy twice (twice!) and was fired from multiple police departments beat the bejesus out of a man who showed up at the police station to file a complaint against him. Again, to make sure you understand- Bosque punched a man who was holding a baby in the face. The man later showed up at the police station to file a complain against Bosque.  The dispatcher called Bosque (naturally, it being Opa Locka) and Bosque showed up, and in a display of sterling police work, threw the man's cell phone away, punched him, and handcuffed him. 

Our prediction: it's awfully hard to convict even the dirtiest of police officers. The jury convicts Bosque of Battery. 

We will post again once the verdict is announced. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Juries love to compromise.

364 for the cop I hope!

Anonymous said...

An old time PD and old timer def atty almost pulled off the ol'double dutch depo switch today in felonies but an experienced prosecutor sniffed it out and stopped it before the young asa stipulated. But it was fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole: What was the verdict in the Bosque case? Who won the Uruguay/England World Cup futbol match?

Anonymous said...

Double Dutch depo switch? Explain.

Anonymous said...

The jury called a shumie on Bosque's career.

Rumpole said...

Just so we're clear- while I criticized the judge for talking the officer recently convicted of DUI into custody, I am against the decision to allow Bosque to remain out on bond. HE has been convicted of a felony, he has a long dirty history, and I personally think he should be sentenced to state prison. He abused an innocent (probably 100s of them but he was convicted of one act in this case) citizen and abused his position of authority. He should be severely punished.

Anonymous said...

Nary a word about the cop shooting off an AR-15 on the 30th floor of the LET courthouse?

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/06/18/police-officer-mistakenly-fires-rifle-in-court/

The whole thing sounds fishy including the time of the incident. Someone keeps changing the story to cover for incompetence?

Anonymous said...

Look up German Bosque on the clerk website.

Numerous rules to show cause.

Hmmmmmmm....

Anonymous said...

What protections will he receive in jail as a cop/former cop?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole you are a hypocrite, this pig should have been locked up and the key thrown away just like the other miami beach scumbag. Why are you making differences between both? Getting drunk on the job and permanently injuring two people is no different than what Bosque did. Both are pieces of garbage who thought they were above the law and both should go to state prison. Now, if you ask me, as far as Bosque, the Miami SAO should be investigating Opa Locka police and should prosecute those who made a decision to hire him in the first place, and what about the Opa Locka Mayor?

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Rumpole said...

It's difficult to respond to such a well reasoned and eloquent comment. One wonders why you didn't post under your usual name? Anyway, I will try and make you aware of the distinction. One - Bosque- used his powers as a police officer to beat an innocent man and then beat him again when he showed up to file a complaint. This man - Bosque- is a criminal and thug with a badge. His actions affected everyone's view of the police.
The second cop- was a young man who wanted to get laid. He used his office to use an APD and in the process unintentionally hurt two people.
The conduct is much different. One is a corrupt cop. The second is a cop who used very poor judgment. A mistake which will not be repeated.

Does that make sense to those of you with common sense ( not the fool who posted the comment)??

Anonymous said...

Rumpole you wonder why people don't post under their real name, but YOU don't even reveal who you are? wow!

Anonymous said...

The Beach cop is used an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) not an APD (assistant public defender).

Anonymous said...

No, seems to me you overlook the fact that the drunk cop corrupt the public perception of law enforcement just as much as the thug. Also, the fact that other cops do nothing to prevent this type of behavior, leaves the only reasonable conclusion that the court must hammer cops to act as some type of deterrent.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he will be sent to state prison. He will feel at home there with other criminals who take advantage of weaker people.

Anonymous said...

"The second cop- was a young man who wanted to get laid. He used his office to use an APD".

I presume this was a typo, unless four wheelers are called APDs. (I do remember those things being called ATVs in the 80s).

But it raises found memories of police officers and APDs using each other to get laid in the offices of Brummer's PDO. Off the record.

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‘Uncertain Justice : The Roberts Court and the Constitution’ by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz (from the WSJ):

The 2005 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice is best remembered for his oft-quoted assertion that “judges are like umpires.” Few remember the line that preceded it: “A certain humility should characterize the judicial role.”

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Anonymous said...

Call the Shumie on Bosque and on today. Bosque headed for prison and I'm headed for my boat- a cold six pack and a sunset cruise