It's no secret that Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin is tight with ex-Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker. Tobin has known the cop since he was a kid, and in late 2011, the 50-year-old Tobin even enrolled in the Miami Beach Police Academy with Hunker's encouragement.But did that relationship cro ... More >>
Ever since police unloaded 115 rounds into a car driven by 22-year-old Palm Beach man Raymond Herisse on Memorial Day weekend two years ago -- a firefight that wounded a half-dozen bystanders and was caught on video -- a key question has been, What triggered that onslaught of firepower? Police waite ... More >>
Welcome to the job, Ray Martinez! Less than a year after an on-duty Miami Beach cop drunkenly plowed into beachgoers on his ATV after partying with bachelorettes at the Clevelander -- an action that blackened the end of previous chief Carlos Noriega's career -- new jefe Martinez is investigating ... More >>
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 >>
Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega sure is tired of answering questions about Nevin Shapiro.
We reported yesterday that Noriega blew a digital fuse when a resident repeatedly questioned him via email about the since-convicted Ponzi schemer's role on the Police Athletic League board.
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Two Miami Beach cops accused of assaulting a gay tourist in Flamingo Park are getting pink slips -- even though prosecutors declined to file charges against them. Officers Elliut Hazzi and Frankly Forte are set to be fired, Commissioner Michael Gongora announced on his Twitter feed this afternoon ... More >>
Three people are recovering in local hospitals this afternoon and police are looking into whether a Miami Beach cop put them there by getting blitzed at the Clevelander, picking up a girl and then joyriding in an ATV early this morning while on duty. Police Chief Carlos Noriega says investig ... More >>
A Beretta 92 like the one allegedly found in Herisse's car.Miami Beach Police say they have found a gun in the blue Hyundai that Raymond Herisse was driving when he was shot and killed by cops early Monday morning during Urban Beach Week.According to police chief Carlos Noriega, officers discover ... More >>
Twenty-two-year-old Raymond Herisse has been identified as the man shot and killed by police during an early morning Memorial Day weekend incident in the streets of Miami Beach, according to CBS4's Jim DeFede. Herisse had a long criminal history and had been arrested numerous times before in Palm ... More >>
via YouTubePolice surround a car in the first of Monday morning's two shootings. The driver was killed.As the story surrounding the two early-morning Memorial Day police shootings evolves, numerous questions have been raised about the circumstances under which one person was killed and seven peop ... More >>
Police Chief Carlos NoriegaThe American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has moved forward on their lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach by officially filing the suit in federal court today. The complaint stems from a 2009 incident in which Harold Strickland, an openly gay former resident of t ... More >>
Police have released the name of the victim and information that they've made several arrests in connection with last Saturday's bizarre fatal shooting at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, but they remain tightlipped about other details. Among those details: a report that the victim was shot by a p ... 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 >>
Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega met with gay leaders earlier this afternoon at city hall, promising changes one week after the ACLU announced a suit charging that Beach cops regularly harass gay men in Flamingo Park.
Noriega stressed that the two officers at the center of the ACLU sui ... More >>
Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega certainly picked a terrible day to leave the Beach for an out-of-state conference.
First came a fiery meeting with the City Commission, when the police union decried plans to force them to help make up a city budget deficit.
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More than 100 Miami Beach Police officers and members of the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter packed into the city commission chambers this afternoon with a simple -- if fiery -- message.
The Beach is on its own for security at private Super Bowl events this week. As a protest, Miami Beach ... More >>
You gay porn connoisseurs might know Bruno Diaz from Wet Dreams, Part 2 and the very subtly titled: Thick as Thieves. Or maybe you horndogs recognize him as Coast Guard Officer #1 in 1999's quadruple X-rated Hot Times in Little Havana. Remember that oldie but goodie? After a tanned and boy ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently ended an investigation into the onetime commander of the Miami-Dade Police Department's internal affairs unit, concluding Donald Rifkin was hoping to get laid by talking to county cop Carmen Pichardo about sensitive information in the internal affa ... More >>