Video: Cop fired for ignoring medical call
Six officers were disciplined in total, including one who was caught on camera drinking coffee rather than respond to medical call
MIAMI-DADE — An investigation into Miami police officers' on-duty conduct found six officers were ignoring 911 calls while instead kissing their girlfriends, shopping, and drinking coffee.
One 911 call involved an unconscious five-month-old baby. Video footage shows Miami police officer Dario Socarras ignoring dispatch orders to save the child, while drinking coffee for nine minutes and lying to the dispatcher about being "en route". Paramedics eventually reached the unconscious child, while Socarras never went — but still, the officer wrote in his daily report that he attended the scene.
And Socarras is only one of six officers caught neglecting their duties: after being followed and caught on surveillance video by Internal Affairs, two officers and a sergeant were fired and three were suspended without pay for dereliction of duty from the Miami Dade Police Department. The footage of the incidents documents the department’s worst case of delinquency in its history.