FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Three Fort Lauderdale police officers accused of lying to investigators about a car chase and crash have been cleared of all criminal charges.
Judge Cynthia Imperato acquitted all three officers in court Wednesday, just one day after the jury deadlocked on most of the charges.
On Tuesday, jurors acquitted Detectives Matthew Moceri and Geoffrey Shaffer on charges of official misconduct. However, the jury deadlocked on the charges of falsifying reports. The jury was also hung on all counts for Sgt. Michael Florenco.
With the judge’s decision, the union will immediately seek to have the officers reinstated to their jobs. They have been suspended without pay since their arrest late last May...(click pic to watch video)