Jesus Hernandez, Crooked Ex-Cop, Sold a Monkey Illegally

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Meet Jesus Rodolfo Hernandez. During his short tenure with the Miami-Dade Police Department, he racked up enough controversy to qualify as one of the worst people to wear the department's badge. After being thrown off the force in disgrace, the 26-year-old apparently turned to the illegal sale of monkeys and now could face up to five years in jail.

Hernandez joined the MDPD in 2005. In 2008 he had already had his first brush with controversy when he ended up shooting a business owner who had called police to report a burglary. That man is now suing the county.

Then, in 2009, he begin pulling over drivers and stealing from them. He was eventually caught in a sting when he pulled over a police informant and stole $575 worth of cash and weed.

Hernandez got off with a relatively light sentence: 30 days in jail, two years of probation, and turning over his badge. Though he was also ordered to pay the $25,000 bill for the investigation.

It shouldn't come as much of a shock that a cop who shook down unsuspecting motorists didn't have much respect for the law and criminal justice system in the first place. Not only has he not bothered to pay up, but also it wasn't long before he got caught up in more illegal monkey business.

No, literally, illegal monkey business.

Hernandez posted an ad online advertising the sale of a marmoset. He was asking $2,700 for the monkey and kept it in an undersize birdcage. State wildlife officials caught him.

According to The Miami Herald, he admitted in court yesterday to the monkey business and to violating his probation. He could walk away once again with only five years of probation. That is, if he pays $5,000 for the cost of the MDPD investigation. If not, he could face up to five years in jail.

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13 comments
Carlone424
Carlone424

if he really stole weed and money from a undercover sting would he not be in jail for a little longer than 30 days people get real. Its cause it never happened.

Carlone424
Carlone424

They made one of the nicest most caring person I know who would do anything for a friend. There is something so much more 2 sides to a story.

Carlone424
Carlone424

this is such a bullshit article i know this guy forever. He is one of the best people you would ever meet willing to help anyone and is the most loyal person I have ever met. Its all crap cause he had inside info that would have brought down an entire police force it was a setup unbelievable to read this crap

Pango14762
Pango14762

Right from the beginning as a police offerer he started his criminal behavior that should have been addressed right away. Maybe all the crimes he commited would have not be happened.

Seriously?
Seriously?

Don't cops have to undergo psychological evaluations before they join the force? Someone this morally bankrupt should have set off all kinds of alarm bells.

Tony Sparx
Tony Sparx

I would've bought the monkey. I've wanted one since I was a kid. He would be my best friend

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

Thank goodness he was caught trying to sell the monkey and not arrested for animal cruelty because of spanking it. (Just couldn't resist!)

MugsyBanni
MugsyBanni

Not only should he be held to the same standards that an average non-cop citizen would be held, he should be punished more since he knows better! It seems like he is getting off wayyyyyyy to easily. I would like to see him in an undersized bird cage....or a jail cell!!! And what happened to the little monkey???!!

Business As Usual
Business As Usual

Funny how easily cops get off. Meanwhile, any other citizen wouldve been imprisoned tout sweet.

Soccer shop
Soccer shop

i like it , like here , like this website

Carlone424
Carlone424

He is a very good guy and unfortunately got slandered on the net that should be illegal. He got wrongly accused and if you knew him you would be appauled at this article. Its crazy cause he is so opposite of what was said.

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