Rafael Otano

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Service Record

Hialeah Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Approximately 2018 - January 26, 2023[1]
Salary $69,186 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2022 Battery of Jose Gutierrez

Rafael Otano booking photo
Rafael Otano

Response Timeline

On January 26, 2023, Orfila and Otano were fired.[1]

On January 26, 2023, Otano was charged with battery and kidnapping by a law enforcement officer.[1] Otano faces up to life in prison if convicted.[3]

On August 29, 2023, a jury found Otano guilty of armed kidnapping and not guilty of battery. Otano faces up to life in prison when sentenced.[4]

On November 1, 2023, Otano was sentenced to 66 months in prison, followed by five years of probation.[5]

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