Reinaldo Ruiz, a sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department who makes more than $100,000 a year, has found himself on the other side of the badge. Few details are available, but Broward Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ruiz Friday night at his Southwest Ranches home and charged him with domestic violence.
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Ruiz is being held on $27,500 bond after appearing in court. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent and one count of battery or domestic violence relating to touching or striking the victim.
Local 10 reports that several neighbors were questioned by special victims unit detectives. Random Pixels also points out Ruiz is a 27-year veteran of the force and made more than $138,000 in the 2009-2010 fiscal year, and at one point made more than $180,000 annually working for Miami-Dade. Yet Ruiz doesn't live in the county he's handsomely compensated for protecting and serving.
Ruiz has also been ordered to stay more than 500 feet away from the unnamed victim.