David Rivas

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Service Record

Miami Beach Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Last Known Status Suspended with pay[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Beating of Khalid Vaughn

Rivas repeatedly struck Vaughn.

Response Timeline

July 26, 2021, Chief Clements relieved Rivas of duty (with pay).[1]

On August 2, 2021, the Miami-Dade State Attorney announced first-degree misdemeanor battery charges against the five officers involved.[2]

On September 9, 2021, the five officers were arraigned and charged with misdemeanor battery.[3]

On May 25, 2023, the charge against Rivas was dropped due to a lack of evidence and jurisdiction. The state attorney's office announced plans to appeal.[4]


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