FIU Deputy Police Chief Benjamin Guerrero arrested after scuffle with officers

Posted at 11:39 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 11:39:56-05

MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University's deputy police chief is facing criminal charges after he was arrested for allegedly battering police officers at a South Florida restaurant and bar.

Police officers in Coral Gables, Florida say Benjamin Guerrero faces three charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and a count of disorderly conduct following his arrest last Friday.

The Miami Herald reports Guerrero was asked to close his tab and leave the Hillstone restaurant and bar but he refused.

When off-duty Coral Gables officers working security asked him to leave, he refused again.

Authorities say Guerrero elbowed one of the officers who tried to grab him to escort him and scuffled with other officers.

In a statement, the FIU police department said that it was taking "appropriate administrative actions regarding this incident."