Although I had seen Lt. Israel Gonzalez around the Miami Police Department, it wasn't until a meeting in a deserted office building just before midnight two years ago that I got to know him. I hoped he could verify a story I'd heard -- that a police major quashed a murder investigation to protect a witness who was the son of a friend. Whatever the major's reasons, his meddling meant that a murderer remained at large. Gonzalez was in charge of the homicide... More >>>