Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Faces Rape Charges In Palm Beach County – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Police Department announced the arrest of one of their own on Saturday morning.

CBS4 News’ partner, the Miami Herald, reported that Lieutenant John Jenkins Jr., a senior union member, was admitted to a Palm Beach County prison for rape late Friday.

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The department did not release details of the arrest, but did release the following statement from MDPD director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III:

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“As law enforcement officers, we have a higher standard of society, both on and off duty. Immediately after being informed of an incident that occurred in the Palm Beach City Gardens on April 25, 2021, I ordered that John Jenkins Jr. be released from his official duties as a lieutenant in the Miami Dade Police Department. “

“Now, upon learning of his arrest, he has produced a sense of disappointment that is immeasurable. This is serious business and I am confident that the Palm Beach Gardens City Police Department will continue to conduct a thorough investigation. ”

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Further details were not immediately available.

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