In another astonishing chapter of staggering ineptitude surrounding the Miami Beach Police Department, the officer fired last week for running over a couple on the beach during an on-duty ATV joyride was one of the officers involved in the Memorial Day shooting death of Raymond Herisse.
Herisse was involved in one of two police shootings during Miami Beach's Urban Beach Weekend; police said Herisse was shooting from his car and was trying to run over officers before more than 100 shots were fired at his stopped car on Collins Avenue. Three days later, police said they found a gun in his car.
And now, prosecutors have revealed to the Herald that one of the officers involved in the shooting is former Miami Beach police officer Derick Kuilan. Kuilan was fired last week after witnesses say he left the bar at the Clevelander Hotel and took a 27-year-old woman on a high-speed ATV ride on the beach with the headlights off; he went on to run over a couple, shatter a man's femur and then flee the scene. The woman who was run over suffered a perforated heart and had to have her spleen removed, according to the Herald.
The other officers implicated in the shooting, according to Herald reporter David Smiley:
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