Miami-Dade police officer arrested, accused of official misconduct

Saintamen Edwards falsified criminal allegations, investigators say

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A Miami-Dade police officer was arrested Wednesday on official misconduct and other charges.

The Miami-Dade Police Department arrested Officer Saintamen Edwards. She was faces two counts of official misconduct, with the unlawful use of a communication device and with the misuse of personal identification information.

Investigators said Edwards falsified criminal allegations against her estranged husband and used Miami-Dade police equipment to spread false information to her husband's employer, trying to get him fired.

Edwards is currently relieved of duty without pay.

Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson noted that every Miami-Dade police officer takes an oath to maintain the trust and integrity of the community.

"Any officer who violates that oath must be held responsible for their actions," Patterson said.

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