Miami Beach Pays Good Samaritan Beaten by Cop $100,000 Settlement

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

“When Andrew Mossberg, then 50, stumbled upon what he says was a man beating a woman in Miami Beach in 2013, he immediately assumed the man was a thieving bandit. So Mossberg stepped in to help. It turned out the man, Philippe Archer, was an undercover Miami Beach detective — but Mossberg says the cop still didn’t think twice about beating his face to a pulp.

After a lengthy complaint process, Mossberg sued the City of Miami Beach this past January. Yesterday he and the city settled the case — and the city paid him $100,000.

Though he says his client feels satisfied the matter is over, Mossberg’s attorney, Ray Taseff, tells New Times he hopes the settlement will compel Miami Beach (and other local police departments) to reform their discipline policies. Taseff says there were a host of red flags in Archer’s past that should have warned Miami Beach Police to remove the cop from the street. In 2012, he says, Archer was sued four times for misconduct, but the department’s “early warning” system to detect bad cops didn’t alert anyone to the suits.

“The ‘early warning’ system is a joke,” Taseff says. “It does not pick up lawsuits. Any business or any organization, if you have an employee being sued who’s costing your organization thousands, aren’t you going to look at that?” He added that this mirrors concerns civilians have with police across the nation.

Late yesterday, Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police President Bobby Jenkins issued a statement defending the undercover Beach cop.

For over 20 years, Det. Phil Archer has done an outstanding job of serving the community of Miami Beach as a member of our elite crime suppression team and gang unit. This job entails dealing with some of the city’s most dangerous and violent criminals including murderers, rapists, drug dealers, terrorists, and burglars, among others. As such, officers who work this detail are much more likely to find themselves in precarious situations that can lead to altercations with the subjects who they encounter.

But Taseff makes a strong case that Archer’s career has not reflected entirely exemplary work.

On June 26, 2013, Mossberg says, he was out on a regular evening walk with his son and dog when he saw Archer attacking the woman. Mossberg called 911 and says Archer beat the woman to the ground while the call was ongoing. Mossberg says the cop then beat him to prevent him from speaking to dispatchers.

Mossberg says the cop “judo-kicked” him twice in the head, punched him, and then threw him into an SUV’s front fender. He says three witnesses observed the attack.

Despite this, Mossberg was charged with assaulting an officer. (The charges were later dropped.) When police took Mossberg and the assaulted woman to the station, Archer posed for a photo of himself smiling with his arm wrapped around his alleged victim”


Wow, The scum baggery of Florida cops knows no limits

For some reason Florida seems to attract the worst of the degenerates

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