Kevin Perez

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Service Record

Agency: Miami Beach Florida Police Department
Rank: Officer
Last Known Status: Suspended[1]

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Ryan Simms

Perez fired his weapon 14 times, and the use of force was found to be legally justified.[2]

2021 Beating of Dalonta Crudup

Perez kicked Crudup at least four times, according to the video.

Department Response

On July 26, 2021, Perez was relieved of duty (with pay) effective.[1]

Legal Action

Aug 2, 2021, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced first-degree misdemeanor battery charges against the five officers involved.[3]

Sept 9, 2021, the five officers were arraigned and charged with misdemeanor battery.[4]

Sept 23, 2021, it was announced that charges against Sgt. Perez and Officer Perez will be upgraded to third-degree felony battery.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin Vassolo, Statement by Chief Clements, Twitter, 2021-07-26
  2. Katherine Fernandez Rundle Police Shooting Memo, State Attorney's Office, 2021-05-11
  3. Rosh Lowe, 5 Miami Beach police officers face battery charges after rough arrests,, 2021-08-02
  4. Saira Anwer, 5 Miami Beach police officers arraigned on battery charges for rough arrests,, 2021-09-09
  5. Charges Upgraded To Felonies For Three Miami Beach Police Officers Accused Of Rough Arrest, CBS Miami, 2021-09-23
  6. Felony Charges to be Filed Against Three Miami Beach Police Officers, Miami State Attorney's Office, 2021-09-23