The reign of Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega is all but officially over. The chief was scheduled to retire on December 31st, but City Manager Jorge Gonzalez has announced that the chief will use his leftover vacation days, and has now officially relinquished control of the department. As ... More >>
via You TubeHow often does one grainy police video end up capturing the best and worst of local cops? One on side, there's Fausto Lopez -- a 35-year-old Miami police officer whose name immediately joins the bad cop pantheon of Adam Tavss, Derick Kuilan and Lavont Flanders after he led a Florida H ... More >>
Economic reports are clear that South Florida's third largest industry -- after fabricating massive housing bubbles and churning out "I'm In Miami Bitch" t-shirts -- is marijuana grow houses. One in every three homes in Kendall, in fact, is actually an empty shell full of sophisticated pot-farmin ... More >>
via Miami Dade CorrectionsAdam Tavss, post-arrest.Adam Tavss's short career as a police officer is long gone after getting caught running a marijuana grow house out of his basement. But Tavss didn't break the law by shooting and killing an unarmed tourist on Washington Avenue in 2009, the State A ... More >>
Marijuana production is at an all-time high in Florida and so are grow house busts. The local, state, and federal law enforcement weed eradication program has seen a 50 percent spike in the number of grow labs in less than four years. It's easy pickings for Johnny Law when you think about it. Gro ... More >>
Illustration by Pat KinsellaLet's start this list with a caveat: In the 305, the vast majority of police officers are decent men and women risking their lives to protect America's craziest county. It's not a job most of us could do, and we salute them for it. Really.But it's also true that when c ... More >>
Kill a couple guys, get caught running a growhouse, no jail time: Pays to be an (ex) cop!Lady Justice hasn't exactly been harsh to Adam Tavss, no matter how badly he messes up. When the Miami Beach cop was caught with drugs in his system last year -- months after he shot and killed two different ... More >>
In March, we published a feature about the Miami Beach Police Department, detailing how more than 50 percent of the force earns at least six figures a year and profiling the myriad legal problems involving Beach cops. (You can read it here.)
We've also reported extensively about former Office ... More >>
Adam Tavss, a former Miami Beach Police Department officer under investigation for gunning down two men in four days last summer, was arrested last night after police found a "fully operational" marijuana grow lab in his house with dozens of plants.Acting on a tip, Miami Dade police raided Tavss' ho ... More >>
When Samer Shehada read the news this morning, he started shaking with anger: The former Miami Beach cop who shot and killed his brother last summer had just been arrested for running a marijuana grow house.
via Miami Dade Corrections
Former Miami Beach Police officer Adam Tavss killed two me ... More >>
Kill two men in four days under questionable circumstances. Get caught with drugs in your system and suspended from work.
Walk away from it all with $17,242.46.
Not a bad deal, right?
That's exactly how much Adam Tavss, the former Miami Beach cop, earned from taxpayers when he quietly resign ... More >>
What... the...? Slot machines at MIA? Like that airport needs to be any more of a circus than it already is. [Herald]Miami-Dade commissioners have no problem with Carrie Meek representing Wackenhut and the county, even while the two are in a legal dispute. [Herald]Adam Tavss, the Miami Beach Police ... More >>
WPLG pulled the files on Adam Tavss, the Miami Beach Police officer involved in the questionable killing of a Arab-American tourist. Nothing all that interesting; they describe him as a "satisfactory" rookie cop. [JustNews]Portions of southbound Palmetto Expressway will be closed tonight. [Herald]R ... More >>
Police enforcement fatally shot a man who was attacking another man with a machete on a Northwest Miami street on Saturday evening.A Miami-Dade corrections officer summoned a Miami police officer at 6:35 p.m., after he witnessed a man swinging a machete at another man on NW 12th St. and 12th Ave, th ... More >>
Four days after being cleared of any wrongdoing in shooting an unarmed tourist, Miami Beach Police Officer Adam Tavss has been involved in another shooting death.
The incident reports have not been made public because the fatal shootings are "still under investigation," police say. Facts though ha ... More >>