Fausto Lopez, Infamous Speeding Cop, Fired by Miami Police

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Fausto Lopez, the Miami police officer who was arrested by a Florida Highway Patrol office after speeding 120 mph on the Florida Turnpike, was fired by the City of Miami Police Department yesterday, according to CBS Miami. The termination comes after an internal probe found that Lopez had a long history of reckless speeding.

Lopez's arrest made national headlines and caused something of a bizarre feud between the FHP and the MPD.

FHP trooper Donna Jane Watts clocked Lopez speeding at 120 mph back in October 2011. Watts followed the squad car for seven minutes before Lopez eventually pulled over. She feared perhaps that the car had been stolen and arrested Lopez at gunpoint. Lopez said that he was late for an off-duty job.

Lopez was sentenced to 100 hours of community service earlier this year for the crime.

Now, following an internal investigation, he's out of a job.

The investigation found that Lopez had a habit of speeding more than 100 mph while off duty between September and November 2011.

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Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

he was "relieved from his duties", because the case went global. Had it stayed locally, he would've still be flying down the highways!!

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Lopez should have been fired, stripped of his LEO cert and charged with fleeing/eluding and reckless driving-over 100MPH. The useless state attorney Kathryn Rundle will find some lame excuse not to prosecute this law breaking clown.

emightyo2
emightyo2

Must have been a very severe history of reckless driving for him to get fired like that.  He didn't kill anyone, did he?

simondelao
simondelao

He had a "habit" of routinely driving in excess of 100 miles per hour in a city car while off duty. Why wasn't he fired the FIRST TIME? Oh yeah, he's one of those Cubans who get special treatment.

David Israel Nunez Alvear
David Israel Nunez Alvear

One of these days there will be a crook who eludes police capture on numerous occasions due to his ability to drive really fast... So that's when the police force decide to recruit former officer Fausto Lopez to help capture the perp. They promise to make the case against him disappear... He just wants to live a normal life... Until they make it personal.

Ken Kenn
Ken Kenn

Nothing would have been done f it didn't make national attention!

Sergio Carmona
Sergio Carmona

Good riddance! Down with these corrupt cops! We need much better law enforcement.

Sergio Carmona
Sergio Carmona

Good riddance! Down with these corrupt cops! We need much better law enforcement.

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