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Former police chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries...

•, By Emily Shapiro

The 16-year-old boy -- who is not named in the indictment filed Thursday but is referred to by the initials "T.D." -- was arrested in June 2013 on felony charges connected to four separate burglaries at unoccupied homes that April and May.

Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano allegedly instructed Charlie Dayoub, who was a full-time officer, and Raul Fernandez, who was a reserve officer, to unlawfully arrest and charge the teen for the unsolved burglaries, even though there was no evidence that he was behind them, prosecutors allege.

In compliance with Atesiano's order, Dayoub and Fernandez "gathered the information for the unsolved burglary cases that we be the basis of the arrest knowing there was no evidence and no law basis to arrest and charge T.D. with four unsolved burglaries," prosecutors wrote in the indictment.