Steven Serrano

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Service Record

Miami Beach Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Last Known Status Suspended[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Beating of Khalid Vaughn

Serrano repeatedly struck Vaughn.

Response Timeline

On July 26, 2021, Serrano was relieved of duty (with pay).[1]

On August 2, 2021, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle 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 September 23, 2021, it was announced that Serrano will be charged with official misconduct, which is a third-degree felony.[4][5]

In October 2023, the prosecutor dropped the charge of battery because of a "gray area we wouldn't be able to overcome with [the state's] stand your ground" law, which can provide immunity and justify the use of force.[6]

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