MIAMI
01/05/2012 09:46 am ET Updated Mar 06, 2012

FHP Clears Trooper In Traffic Stop Of Speeding Miami Cop

The state trooper who stopped a Miami cop for driving more than 120 mph in October did not violate any policies in pulling the officer over, drawing her gun or handcuffing him, an internal review by the Florida Highway Patrol has concluded.

Trooper Jane Watts "used her judgment and discretion afforded to her as a Florida state trooper'' in stopping Officer Fausto Lopez on Oct. 11 well outside his jurisdiction, said the report released Wednesday by the FHP's inspector general. "Watts used this same judgment pointing her firearm in the direction of Lopez, handcuffing him, and charging him with reckless driving.''

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