MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Colleagues identified a former Miami Beach police officer dancing in uniform on TikTok as Louis Lergier.
He resigned after the department said he had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage woman asking, among other things, if she was a “virgin”.
Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements said that if he had not resigned, Lergier would have been fired.
“Lergier’s actions are unacceptable, nor do they reflect the standard of quality that is continually set by the hard-working men and women of the Miami Beach Police Department.”
An internal affairs report obtained by Local 10 News provides the details.
“(The teenager) walked her dog. Officer Lergier jogged. Both engaged in a trivial conversation. Officer Lergier said, “I’m a cop, so you don’t have to worry about me being a creep or anything.” “
It is alleged that “Officer Lergier pressured her to create an Instagram account. They started sending messages.”
In an internal interview, Lelergier is asked:
“Did you ask the youngster, ‘Are you into ‘older’?”?
Lergier replies, “Yes, because she could probably talk to older people.”
The investigator then continues:
“But why are you asking if she’s a virgin?”
Lergier: “It was, uh, it was just a question . . .and the fact that I asked, you know, that’s probably one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made.”
The officer said in the report that he thought the woman was 19 or 20 years old.
Legier has not been criminally charged. Legal expert Eric Schwartzreich gets involved.
“It was certainly inappropriate behavior, but the problem is that he didn’t specifically ask her for sex,” Schwartzreich said.
And what about the “virginal” comment?
“Even the Internal Affairs detective thought it was inappropriate, but the problem is that it doesn’t flesh out the crime,” Schwartzreich said.
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