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Sunrise police officer arrested on multiple charges after investigation

SUNSET, Florida – The Sunrise Police Department announced Tuesday the arrest of one of its officers following a lengthy investigation, authorities confirmed.

According to authorities, Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez, 44, was issued an arrest warrant and voluntarily surrendered at the Broward County Main Jail, where he was arrested.

Following an internal investigation, investigators said they have established probable cause for a number of charges against Rodriguez, including written/electronic threats to kill and/or cause bodily injury, menacing, extortion and tampering with evidence.

Sunrise police did not provide details on what led them to charge Rodriguez. Local 10 News requested a copy of his arrest report.

Authorities said Rodriguez was placed on administrative leave without pay and his police-issued firearm, badge, ID card and patrol vehicle were confiscated.

Following his arrest, Sunrise Police released the following statement on Tuesday:

“The Sunrise Police Department holds itself to the highest standards of conduct among its members, and any violations of the public trust are treated with the utmost seriousness. The actions attributed to Rodriguez stand in stark contrast to the mission, vision and core values ​​espoused by the dedicated men and women of the Sunrise Police Department.”

According to the Palm Beach Post, Rodriguez was previously charged with police brutality against 18-year-old Ewan Rose on November 18, 2010, more than a year after the teenager was acquitted in a sexual battery case.

The Palm Beach Post confirmed that on November 27, 2010, just nine days after Rose’s arrest, former Sunrise Police Chief John Brooks placed Rodriguez on paid administrative leave, forcing him to surrender his gun and badge.

Rodriguez’s LinkedIn profile shows that he has been with SPD since 2008.

As of Tuesday morning, he was not listed as an inmate on the Broward Sheriff’s Office jail website.

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