Miami Beach Man Claims Cop Knocked Him Out When He Tried to Be a Good Samaritan

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Andrew Mossberg
Andrew Mossberg made a painful mistake two months ago. He thought Miami Beach Police Det. Philippe Archer was a purse snatcher and tried to help the woman he believed was the victim. His thanks? Getting his face obliterated by the cop.

In the early evening of June 26, the 50-year-old audio and video engineer was walking on West Avenue when he saw Archer, dressed in a blue polo shirt and black slacks, screaming and manhandling Megan Adamescu, a 29-year-old model.

"I saw him grab her purse and pull things out of it," Mossberg relays. "When she tried to grab the bag back, he punched her in the face. She fell down, got up, and tried to go for her purse again. He then kicked her legs from underneath her so she would fall down again."

Mossberg, who bought his three bedroom condo at the Mirador Floridian in 2004 for $439,500 and last year paid $1,317 in property taxes to Miami Beach, alleges Archer was not wearing a police badge or any other ID. So Mossberg called the Miami Beach Police nonemergency number and asked the dispatcher to send units over. "I yelled at him that the police are on their way," Mossberg says. "That's when he ran at me, kicked me once in the left side of the head, then kicked me again in the forehead, and punched me twice."

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Phillippe Archer's LinkedIn profile
If you see this guy on South Beach, he's a cop and he can kick your ass.
What he didn't know was that the cop had just thrown Adamescu, who was drunk, out of the South Bay Club condo building.

Adamescu, who sustained a black eye and a head contusion, admits she was heavily intoxicated. But she insists Archer was the aggressor. "I didn't know who he was," she says. "He definitely didn't show me a badge. All of sudden he's coming at me like a raging lunatic, grabbing my purse. I was freaking out."

She claims her injuries were so severe she was unable to work runway shows during Miami Beach swim week in July. "There was no way I was going to walk with all the bruises all over my body," she says. "And I was still in a lot of pain."

The condo's concierge, Adrian Aponte, says the cop did ID himself. "She was passed out on the lobby's sofa," he says of Adamescu. "She was in a very terrible condition."

What is certain is that when Mossberg came to, he found himself under arrest alongside Adamescu for felony battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, and disorderly conduct. Archer also charged Mossberg with obstructing justice. In arrest reports, Archer claims Mossberg and Adamescu attacked him despite his telling them he was a cop and showing his badge.

The cop, who is black, wrote that Adamescu yelled "fuck you nigger," "became hostile and belligerent," and that she "attempted to snatch her passport out of my hands." Archer alleges he got distracted when Mossberg approached him. That's when Adamescu "slapped me on the left side of the face, knowing that I was a law enforcement officer. I immediately countered with an open hand strike to [the] right side of her face causing her to fall to the ground and hit the back of her head," Archer wrote.

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northofthebordergold
northofthebordergold

Maybe he will mess with the wrong guy or girl and catch a bullet between the eyes.


MIA2010
MIA2010

I read the Miami Herald article on the MBPD incident and saw that the involved cop's name was Archer.I immediately recognized the name and searched it to find that it is in fact the same POS that threatened my friends and me in 1998 while we were hanging out on Washington Ave.He pulled us over after we stopped our car behind a taxi…he said we were obstructing traffic.Long story made short, after questioning our background, he threatened to ruin our weekend and our college scholarships by taking us to jail if we didn't hurry up and move our vehicle.I recall him and his fellow buddy, Officer Jones, being up in our faces while yelling and cursing us out.We weren't small guys, but they had the guns and the shields.That's something that one never forgets...especially when they didn't do anything wrong.Archer is an abuser and has been so for a long time.His longstanding behavior, coupled with the sense of being untouchable in the MBPD is proven to be a recipe for disaster (especially when on the head or face of someone else).I'm 40 years old now and I've seen him occasionally on SOBE.I cannot believe that he's been around for 18 years doing the same thing to other civilians.He is going to harm the wrong person one day and finally get his triangle flag draping!

Justice83
Justice83

Megan was beaten up until she was unconscious and couldn't move. She is still hurting today. Archer's behavior epitomizes the very worst side of the Miami beach police department. There are good officers, but the "bad ones" are overly protected.

FBI investigations and Federal Authorities shall force changes at the police department for the better.

Shame on the oversight people whom are causing unnecessary suffering.

sobe33109
sobe33109

Bobby Hernandez- You should be ashamed of yourself! Every officer that tries to cover up criminal behavior by a fellow officer is tainted and should suffer the same fate.  By trying to cover up Archer's criminal behavior and making unfounded allegations against the victims, you are doing a disservice to the city, the public, and good law enforcement officers.

Justice83
Justice83

Megan was severely injured and taken to hospital.

Two months later she is still suffering from her injuries and traumatized from the assault by the police officer.

She has had physiological treatment commencing after the incident. And missed modeling work. Police received complaint however mishandled information given to them.

FBI are investigating and Megan has top attorney representing her. Justice will be done.

Justice
Justice

Dear Mr Hernandez: The FBI has been notified and they are investigating Mr Archer right now!!

Internal affairs no way!!  She has big lawyers

Justice
Justice

I predict a lot of headaches for Mr. Archer!!  there will be a lot of lawyers involve and the city should fire him NOW!!! 

miamimilk
miamimilk

$500,000 home $1,400 in taxes??? that can't be right!

Alex Doce
Alex Doce

How about someone starting a website where citizens can post videos from law braking COPs in action. The ones of us that live here know that, while there are many good and decent officers, tons of them do blow stop signs and red lights, speed like maniacs and change lanes just to pass cars on non-emergency situations, others high or wasted at times. Bad and rotten people that need to be weeded out. We all know the many stories of decent innocent people beaten the crap out of them for no reason. This website could substantiate itself via donations and advertising. Heck, it can even be started on Youtube. Any takers? I have some videos to start. Eventually the Feds will take notice, as they are already looking at the MBPD force right now.

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

best way to fight back is for people to start moving out of south beach and for everyone in the city not to spend any money there.

fotaugrafee
fotaugrafee

How is this scumbag NOT fired yet?  Or worse yet, shot by someone?

eyeamtym1
eyeamtym1

its time we start defending ourselves against these thug cops. the badge does not protect them from self defense. if they make us fear for our lives awe are legally allowed to protect ourselves to the degree we feel is needed. i no longer trust a cop with a weapon drawn. any time a cop draws their weapon i fear for my life. 

BestSushiEver
BestSushiEver

Archer, huge douche.   Necessary to beat up a woman?  Also, does Archer have a scratch on him?   If not, it couldn't have been necessary to do what he did to this guys face.

Residentsince1997
Residentsince1997

Not too long ago I had to call the Miami Beach Police because my friend's estranged husband, who had been out of the house for over 6 months, waited until she got on a plane to leave the country on vacation, then broke into her apartment where I was to be visiting and feeding her dogs twice daily.  He started moving her things out, and moving his things in.  He had been living for free in another apartment they owned for over 6 months.  I did not know that technically, even though he wasn't on the mortgage & didn't pay the bills, it was still a marital asset, which apparently is a civil matter, not a criminal trespass issue.  The female officer was so aggressive WITH ME, trying to provoke me and incite me.  When I asked if there was anything at all they could do, she would just ask in a jerk way "Ma'am, why are you so agitated?".  Uh, what?  This guy has taken my friend for every penny she has and now he's broken in to her home and is removing her belongings.  I don't usually get in the middle of these things, but I felt so bad that this was happening to my friend and she was out of the country and helpless in the matter.  This cop wanted to arrest ME.  The cops told me that I could not go into the unit without  the owner's permission, and the estranged husband was not giving it.  I had my friend on the cell on speaker hysterically asking the cops to do something.  So I got her written permission the next day through her attorneys, went to change the locks, the husband showed up and called the police, the female officer came back with a few of her colleagues.  I presented the written authorization for me to be there, the owner ordered the locksmith herself, and this time the female officer man handled me...grabbed my arm...jerked me around, dragged me out of the door, and again, was dying to arrest ME.  If I had jerked my arm away from her she probably would have kicked my ass and arrested me for felony obstruction/opposing a police officer.  Bet if it was her sister or friend she would've found a way to make the estranged husband the criminal.  Bet I won't be calling the police for help again.  The majority of them on Miami Beach really are terrible, are total smart asses, and abuse their authority.  Whatever happened to "To Protect and To Serve?".  There probably are a few good ones, and they get bashed because of the others.  Then the unions keep the bad ones in their positions.  It stinks, but will it change?

Dredz Lives
Dredz Lives

Miami beach Cops at their finest. Harassing citizens and abusing police powers, what's new?

Anthony Rigsby
Anthony Rigsby

Sounds like this Cop might want to be a little more careful. Eventually, doing this kind of thing will catch up with him.

Dirk DeSouza
Dirk DeSouza

Mossberg doesn't live at the Mirador, he lives at The Floridian. The incident took place between The South Bay Club and The Floridian. Secondly, Mossberg, and I am not exaggerating, is probably 5'4" and weighs no more than about 130 pounds. He's tiny. He is probably one of the most mellow, peaceful people anyone has ever met, ever. I was there for the aftermath, and saw Archer mime-reenacting his takedown of Mossberg, with a big smile on his face, to his fellow undercover cops. The entire thing is pathetic and I hope Archer and the Miami Beach Police Department are held seriously accountable, because Mossberg is a good samaritan, he totally got the shit kicked out of him, and his facial injuries were still evident weeks later.

mishuta
mishuta

Wow, is that spokesman serious?! Internal Affairs, really? The Miami Beach Police Internal Affairs unit is full of overpaid criminals(mostly minorities on purpose) whose job is to cover up for their sadistic friends and to intimidate the taxpayers even more. Everyone knows that they are all scum and corrupt.  Whose dumb idea was it to allow police to investigate itself anyways?! That corrupt criminal mayor Bower and all the city's police employees belong in prison. These people are pure evil. Nobody cares about their stupid narcotics and other bullshit... all the stupid crimes these cops are after don't hurt and kill innocent people like they do. Miami Beach Police cops are the real predators. They lie, they crazy, they kill... It's time to expose all of them! Post pictures of this predator cop everywhere!!!

Shari Williams
Shari Williams

Ariana, that's the typical Miami mentality... Hence why stories like this are the norm.

Ariana Hernandez Reguant
Ariana Hernandez Reguant

sad lesson Pierre Bernardo. I hope you don't ever need solidarity and assistance from fellow citizens...

Ariana Hernandez Reguant
Ariana Hernandez Reguant

I dont understand. Aren't there decent people out there that would want to be police officers in Miami Beach? Are they going out of the way to hire and keep the most violent people on earth? What happened to the nice police officer that helped old ladies to cross the street? And kindly mirandized criminals?

mishuta
mishuta

The only real criminals on the beach has always been the Miami Beach Police officers!

sobe33109
sobe33109

@Dirk DeSouza Right, if he's even that big!  The article fails to mention he was out walking his dog with his 12 year old son, and was on Floridian property when he was attacked by Archer.

falvarado10
falvarado10 writer

@Dirk DeSouza thanks for the clarification and your comment. I've corrected the post. 

sobe33109
sobe33109

@Pierre Bernardo Like Argent and saucybooks said- it is the ethical and civic duty to lend aid when someone is in trouble, like Megan. Mossberg did the right thing - he called the police and stayd close enough to tell the police what was going on. He was ON THE PHONE WITH THE POLICE when Archer attacked the guy!

saucyhooks
saucyhooks

@@Pierre Bernardo Lesson #2 Don't listen to the coward from Lesson #1. If you see someone is in trouble you should help. If this seems like a bad idea to you, you should move to a third world country where people mind their own business.

yulla
yulla

@Pierre Bernardo you slave

Argent
Argent

@Pierre Bernardo , CIVICS lesson # 1: It is the business of *every* citizen of a democratic republic to stand up for the rights and freedoms of *all* of us.  Our business as a nation is the business of liberty, equity, and justice. If yours isn't, you might be lost - but I don't suggest you ask a Miami cop for directions, they're not particularly friendly or helpful. They, like you, apparently don't think much of or give a damn about America or Americans.

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