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Ex-Florida police officers accused of beating homeless man


MIAMI (AP) — Two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday that 27-year-old Lorenzo Orfila and 22-year-old Rafael Otano face kidnapping and battery charges. Orfila was also charged with official misconduct. She says the Hialeah officers were dispatched to the shopping center on Dec. 17 regarding a homeless man. They handcuffed him and drove him to a remote location. He told detectives he was beaten and left there.

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