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Mayoral Candidate: "Send Timoney Back to Philly!"

Have badge, will travel?

With a mind-boggling 406 homicides in 2006, Philadelphia appears to have a serious crime problem on its hands. Now mayoral candidate Dwight Evans is pushing one solution: Bring Miami Police Chief John Timoney back to the City of Brotherly Love, where he served as police commissioner from 1998 to 2001. (He came to Miami in 2003 after a brief stint in the private sector.)

While here, Timoney has had his high points (successfully tempering the impulses of once trigger-happy Miami cops) and his low (the aggressive policing at the FTAA protests), but his departure would certainly be a blow to the Diaz administration.

Timoney could not be reached for comment, but if we hear from him we'll update this post.-Emily Witt


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