A Miami area police officer has been suspended after he allegedly pulled out his gun during a situation at an elementary school.
The incident was reported at Lakeview Elementary School on Feb. 11th.
According to the report, two parents were speaking to each other during morning drop off after their children both accused each other of bullying.
One of the parents then requested that the Miami-Dade Police Officer identified as Carlos Baez, come over to the vehicle so that he could write a police report.
During the conversation, the parent of the other student reportedly refused to give he officer the information he needed for the report or correctly answer the officer’s questions.
A mother in the morning carpool drop offline started recording the incident once she noticed that the officer had his gun pulled out in front of students.
The father spoke to reporters saying that the reason he did not want the officer to run his name was because he was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 2013 and had just 10 months left on his probation. The father said he was afraid that a violation of probation could land him back behind bars.
“Now they run my name. For no reason I go to jail because you’re running my name,” the father said.
The father eventually identified himself and was eventually arrested.
According to the report, the father was arrested for “…refused to provide… his personal information…” He is charged with resisting an officer without violence and disorderly conduct.
He spent a month in jail before the State Attorney’s Office asked the judge to release him due to concerns about his arrest.
Baez has been suspended and assigned to desk duty during an internal affairs investigation.