A Sweetwater police officer has been arrested for his involvement in a 2015 crash. Officer Alejandro Ramos is facing a charge of official misconduct by a public servant.
In a video obtained by Miami Herald news partner CBS4 last July, a Sweetwater patrol car rolled slowly through an intersection to get to a nearby police scene where officer back-up had been requested. Seconds later, the video shows a second cruiser blowing through the red light and colliding with an oncoming pick-up truck on Flagler Street and 107th Avenue.
The patrol car, driven by Ramos, never stopped and ddidn’t seem to slow down.
A written report from the Feb. 17 crash states Ramos stopped at the red traffic signal, which is Sweetwater policy. But according to American Traffic Solutions, Ramos’ patrol car was going 50 mph in a 40 mph zone.
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Ramos was ultimately cited for the crash.