When 56-year-old Miami Police Chief William O'Brien announced his departure from the force last Friday, about a dozen men and women in blue uniforms, gray suits, and shiny gold badges stood behind him to his right. To his left was City Manager Donald Warshaw. Reporters from the BBC, CNN, the national television networks, and a passel of local stations were filming. Hundreds of police officers hovered nearby, incredulous that Miami Mayor Joe Carollo was able to force O'Brien so easily from his job. What follows is O'Brien's statement,... More >>>