Alexander Garcia-Contreras

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Service Record

Miami Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service October 6, 2015[1] - November 10, 2022.[2]

Rehired July 2023.[3]

Salary $71,249 (2020)[4]
Last Known Status Active[3]

Incident Reports

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.[1]

Veiga filed a complaint against Garcia-Contreras.[1]

Response Timeline

The department found that Garcia-Contreras had acted discourteously.[2]

2021 Arrest of Willie Barbor

News report with video

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.[2]

The incident was captured by a witness's cell-phone video.[2]

Barbor was arrested for petty theft, resisting without violence, and disorderly conduct.[2]

Response Timeline

On April 20, 2022, the charges against Barbor were dismissed.[5]

Garcia-Contreras was suspended with pay during an investigation.[2]

On November 10, 2022, Garcia-Contreras was fired.[2]

In July 2023, Garcia-Contreras' termination was "reversed" and he was rehired.[3]

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