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Miami Springs police chief: Sergeant suspended with pay amid FBI probe

Miami Springs police sergeant Andres Quintanilla is also founder and director of 911 Realty Group in Coral Gables.
Miami Springs police sergeant Andres Quintanilla is also founder and director of 911 Realty Group in Coral Gables. 911 Realty Group website

Miami Springs police sergeant Andres Quintanilla is currently the target of an FBI investigation and has been suspended with pay, Police Chief Armando Guzman announced Saturday morning.

“I relieved [Quintanilla] of duty last Friday, May 8,” Guzman told the Miami Herald. “This was as a result of an open investigation by the Miami field office of the FBI.”

“That is all I can discuss at this point,” Guzman said.

City officials declined to speak further about Quintanilla. The FBI did not immediately return an email from the Herald seeking comment.

Quintanilla, a 16-year veteran of the department, earned $117,772.20 in salary and benefits, show 2014 city payroll records.

He also manages 911 Realty Group LLC, at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, according to the Florida Department of State database.

Quintanilla is founder and director of 911 Realty Group, according to the company website.

“Andres Quintanilla and his Associates bring a wealth of real estate training and experience to bear on all of their clients’ needs,” according to the website homepage. “However, just as importantly, decades of combined service in the Law Enforcement and Firefighter professions, both as First Line Officers and Supervisors, equips them with firsthand knowledge of the unique needs of a broad range of First Responders and Government Employees.”

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