BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Raton police released an internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of one of their officers.
Delray Beach police initially charged off-duty officer Bartolo Renteria with driving under the influence with property damage or injury following a crash on South Military Trail on Sept. 8, 2020.
In May, Renteria, 30, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving causing property damage. Read the rest of the story HERE.
Local attorney Ron Herman did a great job in this case. The PC Affidavit doesn’t paint a pretty picture for this former police officer, but it seems the officers on the scene made a critical mistake requesting a “blood test” from the Defendant when not authorized by statute. I suspect that Mr. Herman seized upon this and was able to secure a reduction of the DUI down to reckless driving. That didn’t save his job, though.