Everyone is expected to adhere to the law, even police officers. On Monday, Officer Adrian Santos of the Miami Police Department was arrested for possession of cocaine while at a nightclub in downtown Miami.
Santos was living it up at E11even, one of the biggest spots in Miami. Santos was off duty and not in uniform when he entered E11even and was seen with a bag with a white powder inside of it. He was then seen inhaling the powder with surveillance footage to back it up.
On Monday, Officer Santos turned himself in to authorities and has since been removed pending termination. Santos had been with the Miami police department for over two years.
State attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle had this to say about the incident:
“Every police officer who has taken an oath to enforce the law, also has a duty to respect and follow the law. There are no exceptions. Today’s charges come after a vigorous criminal investigation undertaken by the Miami Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office aimed at ensuring the integrity of our law enforcement community.”
Miami is known for their wild parties and prevalent drug usage. And understandably, off duty cops want to go out and be “normal”. But even they need to follow the same laws and regulations as citizens. Just goes to show you, no one is above the law.
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h/t: NBC News Miami