Miami Police Officer Alexi Figueroa Accused Of False Imprisonment-Fondling Woman

Miami Police Officer Alexi Figueroa Accused Of False Imprisonment-Fondling Woman

Miami Police Officer Alexi Figueroa Accused Of False Imprisonment-Fondling Woman

A decorated Miami police officer was arrested Wednesday, more than a year after a woman complained that he ordered her into his patrol car while he was off duty but in uniform, then kissed her on the mouth and fondled her breasts without her permission.

Patrol officer Alexi Figueroa — who in 2013 received one of the state’s highest honors for a law enforcement officer — was charged with false imprisonment and two counts of simple battery. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight correctional center and his bond was set at $22,000.

Figueroa, 27, was arrested by Miami-Dade police Wednesday because the alleged incident took place outside the city of Miami. Miami police are conducting an internal affairs investigation into the officer’s actions that won’t be concluded until Figueroa’s legal case plays out.

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