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4 Doral police officers relieved of duty following federal investigation

Four officers from the Doral Police Department were taken off the street last month.

DORAL, Fla. – Several officers from the Doral Police Department were taken off the street last month.

A total of four Doral police officers were relieved of duty on May 13 following a federal investigation.

Sources told Local 10 News those officers are accused of fraudulently applying for and receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in February and March.

The officers were identified as Sgt. Pablo Rodriguez, Det. Jorge Gallardo, Ofc. Mauro Olivera and Reserve Ofc. Osvaldo Castillo.

An online record shows a Pablo Rodriguez of Doral was approved for a loan worth $1,069 load in March.

As for Officer Olivera, he’s made news before after recovering from a motorcycle crash while working in 2018.


About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

Eden Checkol co-anchors Local 10's 10 p.m. weeknight newscast on WSFL and also reports on WPLG newscasts. She’s a Minnesota native who is thrilled to leave the snow behind and call South Florida home.