Miami Beach Florida Police Department
|Last Known Status||Suspended with pay|
2021 Beating of Khalid Vaughn
Rivas repeatedly struck Vaughn.
July 26, 2021, Chief Clements relieved Rivas of duty (with pay).
On August 2, 2021, the Miami-Dade State Attorney announced first-degree misdemeanor battery charges against the five officers involved.
On September 9, 2021, the five officers were arraigned and charged with misdemeanor battery.
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.
- Martin Vassolo, Statement by Chief Clements, Twitter, 2021-07-26
- Rosh Lowe, 5 Miami Beach police officers face battery charges after rough arrests, local10.com, 2021-08-02
- Saira Anwer, 5 Miami Beach police officers arraigned on battery charges for rough arrests, local10.com, 2021-09-09
- Christian Colón, Charges Dropped for 2 Miami Beach Police Officers Accused of Beating Tourist in 2021, NBC Miami, 2023-05-25