Federal authorities on Thursday indicted a Miami police sergeant on charges alleging that he planted cocaine on a suspect, stole drugs and money from dealers, and lied to federal investigators.
Raul Iglesias is expected to surrender and appear before a federal judge on Friday.
Iglesias, 40, was indicted on nine counts that include violating suspects’ civil rights, conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice and making false statements, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami.
An 18-year Miami police veteran, Iglesias ran the Central District’s Crime Suppression unit, which targeted drug traffickers. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.