Woman Cleared of Attacking Officer in Little Haiti

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Sarah Myles
A 6-foot, 250-pound woman who allegedly jumped on a cop's back was acquitted of battery on the Miami Police officer. The jury took only 28 minutes last Friday to find Sarah Myles not guilty after all three sergeants who were at the scene told different accounts of what happened.

Police made Myles out to be much larger than she really is to justify their actions, said defense attorney Kionne McGhee, who once worked as a prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorneys' Office. She is "only" 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds, 30 pounds and several inches shorter than what one police officer told investigators.

"The three sergeants completely changed their stories in court," McGhee said. "That is one of the worse things you can do as a police officer."

Myles plans to sue the officers and the department in civil court.

The incident took place on October 8, 2009, when a trio from the Northside District's elite robbery intervention unit, known on the street as "jump out boys," was patrolling Little Haiti in unmarked cars, dressed in black and wearing body armor.

The officers spotted two Toyotas allegedly rolling through a stop sign near Northeast First Avenue and 59th Street.

When Sarah Myles, 31, a housewife and volunteer PTA member, was pulled over, police asked to see her driver's license.

"I don't gotta give you shit," the report claims Myles told police. "I'm home."

Then the driver of the other car, George Madison, 23, [who is Myles' younger brother] became enraged, according to Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Joseph Nagy.

"Fuck you, we own this place," Nagy claimed Madison said. "You crackers can't stop me here."

Nagy called for backup. That's when two other sergeants, James Johns and Manuel Reguiero, who just happened to be in the area, showed up.

What happened next was in dispute.

Myles claims police delivered blows to the ribs and head of Madison -- until she dialed 911.

"She called the police on the police because they beat her brother without cause," said McGhee.

McGhee said that when police saw Myles call 911, they went after her.

"I did hit her and pushed her on the ground at full speed," Sergeant Requiero told the court last week.

Myles was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. She faced five years in prison.

Getting the story straight proved to be a team effort when it came time to write the police report.

"We worked as a team and we all chipped in to write the report because of the narrative aspect and I didn't want to get it confused," Nagy said in a deposition at the State Attorney's Office last year.

"She's a fairly large woman, a heavy set woman," Nagy said in his deposition. "When she jumped on top I felt the collateral aspect of her getting on top of my partner."

It is a good thing another officer was around to help Nagy.

"Being that she's over six feet and almost 250 pounds, fearing for Sergeant Johns' life, I came and pushed her off his back," Regueiro told investigators from Miami-Dade's Professional Compliance Bureau.

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Lazy cops
Lazy cops

Police hate leaving their air conditioned cars. Criminals work outside, cops stay inside.

Lazy.

Lazy cops
Lazy cops

Lazy police?

Clueless?

Surprised?

Crooks on bikes
Crooks on bikes

Hello Police?Check out the criminals riding beat up bikes?Thefts?Robberies?Car breakins?

Criminals on NE 2nd
Criminals on NE 2nd

Now NE 2nd Avenue area has Haitian and Hispanic gangs breaking into warehouses. Bangers ride bikes...

Criminals on bikes
Criminals on bikes

Police should be trying the catch the criminals on bikes riding around stealing and robbing people. Cops need to leave their air conditioned vehicles once in awhile.

Natalalie
Natalalie

Nice going MPD. Another stellar PR bible reading in which you still can't find a single prayer.

phatbutt
phatbutt

y women have to call there fatass thik?? y they cant jus say the truth you FAT

ndastruggle4lyfe
ndastruggle4lyfe

what the hell that mean???dumbass cops.she thick so what"She's a fairly large woman, a heavy set woman," Nagy said in his deposition. "When she jumped on top I felt the collateral aspect of her getting on top of my partner."

ndastruggle4lyfe
ndastruggle4lyfe

da cop "hit her and pushed her on the ground at full speed?"u hit  alady wearin ur bulletproof vest yeah u a big man.bunch a jive ass yahoo mofos.

Haha
Haha

Dem Motha effing crackers! Mi baby dun did nuttin. I sware all dis wus gona end when Obama dun one.

guest
guest

for your info jack***... she is considered thick, plus size, plump, or whatever... all those she can be called... but fat she is not... And tell me why dumbf*** like you, always got some negative crap to say?

Haha
Haha

She walks 79 st

Frankie
Frankie

Haha ~~  you have to be  seriously impaired mentally  to post what you did. CONGRATZ for getting it done.

guest
guest

No she don't... How would you know that anyway? You must be posted at the intersection of 79th and Biscayne...

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