City of Miami Police Commander Jose Alfonso stops a suspected prostitute along Southwest Eighth Street in Miami during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, so he could check for outstanding warrants and offer her an opportunity to say if she is being coerced or abused. Her record came up clean and she left. Until recently Jose Alfonso was assigned to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's human trafficking unit. He won a national award in January for his work.
City of Miami Police Commander Jose Alfonso stops a suspected prostitute along Southwest Eighth Street in Miami during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, so he could check for outstanding warrants and offer her an opportunity to say if she is being coerced or abused. Her record came up clean and she left. Until recently Jose Alfonso was assigned to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's human trafficking unit. He won a national award in January for his work. John Van Beekum/FCIR John Van Beekum
City of Miami Police Commander Jose Alfonso stops a suspected prostitute along Southwest Eighth Street in Miami during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, so he could check for outstanding warrants and offer her an opportunity to say if she is being coerced or abused. Her record came up clean and she left. Until recently Jose Alfonso was assigned to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's human trafficking unit. He won a national award in January for his work. John Van Beekum/FCIR John Van Beekum

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