Fla. officer pulled over by trooper on video gets community service
Widely-viewed video of traffic stop generated controversy
By Hank Tester and Brian Hamacher
NBC-6 TV Miami
MIAMI — The Miami Police officer who was arrested for reckless driving by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper after he was spotted driving 120 mph on the Turnpike was in court Thursday where he pleaded no contest.
Officer Fausto Lopez will have to complete 100 hours of community service and pay $3,300 for the cost of prosecution, Broward Judge Melinda Brown ruled.
Lopez immediately handed over a check and if he completes the community service within six months, nothing will appear on his record.
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