|Agency||Miami Florida Police Department|
|Dates of Service||October 6, 2015 - November 10, 2022.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
2019 Arrest of John Veiga
In 2019, Garcia-Contreras was working an off-duty security detail at a club when he saw a fight between Veiga and a security guard. Veiga accused Garcia-Contreras of punching him in the face while arresting him.
Veiga filed a complaint against Garcia-Contreras.
The department found that Garcia-Contreras had acted discourteously.
2021 Arrest of Willie Barbor
On April 16, 2021, Garcia-Contreras was working an off-duty security detail at a supermarket when a manager notified him that Barbor had taken and eaten some prepared food. Garcia-Contreras confronted Barbor, who backed away and raised his hands. Garcia-Contreras pushed Barbor, took him to the ground, and punched him repeatedly in the head.
The incident was captured by a witness's cell-phone video.
Barbor was arrested for petty theft, resisting without violence, and disorderly conduct.
On April 20, 2022, the charges against Barbor were dismissed.
Garcia-Contreras was suspended with pay during an investigation.
On November 10, 2022, Garcia-Contreras was fired.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ian Margol, Man says officer caught on camera in Publix punched him in face two years ago, local10, 2021-04-29
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Alex Duluca, Miami Cop Fired for Pummeling Homeless Man Accused of Stealing Publix Chicken, Miami New Times, 2022-12-13
- ↑ Alexander Garcia-Contreras, Police Officer, City of Miami, govSalaries
- ↑ Charles Rabin, Miami cop probed for repeatedly punching homeless man accused of stealing Publix chicken, Miami Herald, 2021-04-29
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