Florida Officer arrested after demanding cash to ignore violations

first_imgA Miami Beach police officer has been arrested after an investigation found that he demanded payment from a civilian to ignore parking violations.Officials say the owner of a valet company contacted them after officer Dante Zirio began demanding $1,000 a month from the company in exchange for overlooking parking violations.During the investigation, the owner of the company met with Zirio and videotaped the exchange of $750.Zirio was then arrested on Saturday.He is now facing several charges including extortion, bribery and accepting an unlawful compensation.A disciplinary hearing is scheduled for Monday.While authorities believe Zirio may have acted alone, they are continuing their investigation to make sure no other officers where involved.last_img

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