MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A retired Miami police lieutenant walked out of jail Friday night after being accused of impersonating a police officer.
Nestor Garcia, 50, is accused of questioning and detaining an individual while posing as a police officer on duty.
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Garcia told Local 10 News that the allegations against him were "all false."
The former Miami Police Department lieutenant was named officer of the year in 2008.
Miami-Dade County jail records show he was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 5:22 p.m.
Garcia faces charges of false imprisonment and two counts of falsely impersonating an officer. He was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
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