On May 27, 2015, Rosario was captured on video at the Seybold Jewelry Building meeting with a jeweler in an effort to sell a Cartier watch and Cartier style “Nail” bracelet. The uniqueness of the jewelry played a key role in Detective Rosario’s subsequent investigation by the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department and Rosario’s later arrest. Today’s plea to the court shows the effectiveness of the investigation and the strength of the criminal case.
“Every police department depends on the integrity and professionalism of its officers,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Detective Rosario sold out his integrity the minute he picked up that jewelry. He has let down the good people of Miami-Dade County and every professional police officer who risks death each day to uphold our laws.”