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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

[FL] Miami-Dade police Sgt. Reinaldo Ruiz accused of armed assault of girlfriend. Inuries photographed.

...“She said he dragged her by her hair from the bedroom closet to the foyer area near the front door,” the affidavit said, hurting the woman’s neck, legs and back... The affidavit said pictures were taken of the woman’s injuries...

Miami New Times
By Kyle Munzenrieder
Tue., Apr. 5 2011
Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Reinaldo Ruiz was arrested Friday by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies at his Southwest Ranches home on domestic violence charges. It seems his rampage stems from the fact that the victim, whom he was dating, refused to hold his hand... The incident that followed involves semiautomatic weapons, stranding the woman at the arena, and dragging her around the house by her hair... She was able to flee to a closet and dial 911. By that time, though, Ruiz had brought out his AR-15 assault rifle... Ruiz has been relieved of duty with pay... [Full article here]

COP DRAGS GIRLFRIEND FOR NOT HOLDING HIS HAND: Cop threatened woman with service pistol and powerful rifle
By Todd Wright
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011
[Excerpts] Disturbing details are coming out days after a veteran Miami-Dade police officer was arrested for domestic violence. Sgt. Reinaldo Ruiz allegedly assaulted a woman he was dating because she didn't hold his hand at a Miami Heat game, the Miami Herald reports. The incident occurred on March 27, ironically at a game the Heat won against the Houston Rockets at AmericanAirlines Arena. Instead of celebrating the victory, Ruiz allegedly made the unnamed woman catch a cab back to his house... When the woman finally made it to the house, she was greeted by Ruiz, who was holding his semi-automatic service pistol. he allegedly chambered a round and paced as the woman packed her bags. Ruiz then dumped the woman's luggage and knocked the phone out of her hand as she tried to call 911. Then the cop grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her around the house, the arrest affadavit said. When the woman finally broke free, she ran to a closet with a phone while Ruiz upgraded his weaponry and pulled out an AR-15 assault rifle... Ruiz, 47, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Miami-Dade Police said Ruiz has been relieved of duty with pay pending an investigation... [Full article here]

MIAMI-DADE OFFICER ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A Miami-Dade police officer is relieved of duty with pay after being charged with assault and battery.
Miami Herald
By Diana Moskovitz
Monday, 04.04.11
[Excerpts] A Miami-Dade police officer is accused of verbally and physically fighting with a woman, at one point allegedly dragging her by her hair, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Reinaldo Ruiz is charged with domestic aggravated assault and domestic battery... Ruiz has been relieved of duty with pay and Miami-Dade police are monitoring the case, police spokesman Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said... Ruiz got upset when the woman refused to hold his hand... He then forced her to take a cab home from the AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami to Broward. When she arrived, Ruiz yelled and refused to let her in. He pulled a semi-automatic gun from the trunk of his police car, racked a round and paced back and forth with it in front of her, the woman said. He kept the barrel pointed at the ground. After 10 minutes of pleading with him, he let her go inside and put the gun back in the car, the woman said. But as she tried to pack, Ruiz dumped the bag on the floor. When she twice tried to call 911, he knocked the phone out of her hand each time, the woman said. He then grabbed her by her hair, and she fell to the marble floor. “She said he dragged her by her hair from the bedroom closet to the foyer area near the front door,” the affidavit said, hurting the woman’s neck, legs and back. The affidavit added, “She said he then let her go when he could not drag her through the front door.” The woman ran back to the closet, grabbed her phone and called her mother. Ruiz went to the closet, grabbed an AR-15 rifle and held it, barrel pointed at the ground, while yelling at her, the woman told deputies. He left after about five minutes and came back without the rifle, she said. Her brother arrived and Ruiz shoved the woman out the front door. The affidavit said pictures were taken of the woman’s injuries. The detective also wrote that the woman’s brother spoke about what he saw. Deputies tried to contact Ruiz, the affidavit said, but could not enter due to a gate around the home. [Full article here]

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