July 05, 2011
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Boynton Beach Police Officer Indicted
MIAMI, FL. - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field Division, and Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announce the indictment of Boynton (Fla.) Police Officer David Britto, 28. The indictment alleges that from June 2009 until March 4, 2011, that Britto conspired to possess with the intent to distribute more than five hundred grams of methamphetamine. Britto faces a potential life sentence if convicted.
U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer stated, “Corruption by public officials, undermines the public's trust in our public servants. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to helping to restore that trust and to maintain untarnished the good name of the many honest public servants who work and risk their lives each day to help make our communities a better place.”“The decision to deal drugs while carrying a badge is not only a breach of the law enforcement oath, but a community tragedy as well. The Drug Enforcement Administration pursues drug traffickers no matter what their profession,” stated Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division.
The Broward Sheriff's Office, the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, the Miami Beach Police Department, the City of Miami Police Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Boynton Beach Police Department Internal Affairs assisted in the investigation.
An indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.