After being convicted in September, the South-East Florida Police Chief has been sentenced to three years in prison for giving instructions to the innocent black men to prepare for crimes, which he did not do and as per the report was given by the Miami Herald. American District Judge K.Michael Moore sentenced to former Biscayne Park police chief Raimundo Atesiano on Tuesday for “framing to seize individuals of their civil rights.” “When I took the job,” the Atesiano, who resigned back in 2014, told the judge. “I made some very, very bad decisions.”
Atesiano organized these false arrests to promote crime statistics of his department. National Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement: “Putting an arrest statistic above the rights of an innocent man instead of working to protect all our citizens threatens these security goals of every Miami-Dade police department,” “Miami-Dade’s residents deserve honesty and integrity, qualities that Raimundo Atesiano deliberately failed to deliver.”
The criminals who lie to black locals were theft and break-ins. Two officials convicted in August for proving a 16-year-old black teenage assassination affidavit for a series of four break-ins. Both men are serving one year in prison. Another officer admitted in 2013 and 2014 to prove the arrest warrants for two other black men in the direction of Atesiano. He was sentenced to 27 months in the prison.
In this false arrest, one victim which was arrested serves 5 years of jail for crimes he didn’t do at all. As per the report of HuffPost. His case was later thrown out, and he’s currently in the process of suing the town and officers for violating his civil rights.
“He fabricated evidence. He damaged lives. Also before he was chief, Atesiano issued 2,200 traffic tickets himself in one year, fabricated cases, and wrongfully arrested innocent individuals,” public defender Carlos Martinez told the Herald. “That created a culture of corruption that has further eroded public trust in the criminal justice system. Exactly as appalling is the damage Atesiano has done to law-abiding, hard-working, police officers and chiefs.”