Former Hialeah officer found guilty of kidnapping homeless man, not guilty of battery – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI (WSVN) – A jury returned with a guilty verdict in the trial of a former Hialeah Police officer accused of kidnapping a homeless man.

The verdict was reached by jurors, Tuesday evening.

Officer Rafael Otano, 27, was accused of kidnapping and beating Jose Ortega Gutierrez, along with former Officer Lorenzo Orfila, on Dec. 17, 2022.

Otano was found guilty of armed kidnapping but was found not guilty on the charge of battery.

Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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