Veteran Sunrise Police Sergeant Arrested on Multiple Charges – NBC 6 South Florida

Officials said Tuesday that following an investigation, a veteran Sunrise police sergeant was arrested on multiple charges.

Sgt. Sunrise police said Daniel Rodriguez faces charges including written or electronic threats to kill or bodily harm, threats of extortion and tampering with evidence.

Officials said Rodriguez voluntarily surrendered at the Broward County Main Jail, where he was arrested.

Daniel Rodriguez

Few details of the investigation have been released, but officials say Rodriguez’s conduct was thoroughly investigated.

Officials said Rodriguez was placed on leave and had his police-issued gun, badge, ID card and patrol vehicle confiscated.

The department also said he had “no official contact with the public.”

Records show Rodriguez, 44, has been with the department since 2007. He previously served in the Army and deployed to Iraq before joining the Florida Department of Corrections in 2004.

Rodriguez was a member of the Sunrise Police Department’s SWAT unit and a four-time recipient of the “Officer of the Month” award.

“The Sunrise Police Department holds its members to the highest standards of conduct, and any actions that violate the public trust are taken extremely seriously,” the department said in a statement Tuesday. “The actions demonstrated by Rodriguez do not reflect the mission, vision and core values ​​espoused by the men and women of the Sunrise Police Department.”