Ultra Music Festival has announced that its new security director will be none other than current Miami Beach police chief Ray Martinez. The move makes sense. Martinez already announced that he's stepping down at the end of this month. Meanwhile, Ultra is seeking to assuage the City of Miami after ... More >>
An 18-year-old skater died yesterday after Miami Beach Police officers caught him tagging a building and then Tasered him. Details about the death are still murky, but what is clear is that Israel Hernandez died before dawn Tuesday morning after cops caught him spray painting near 71st Street and C ... More >>
When Miami Beach cop Derick Kuilan ditched his police ATV for some drinks at The Clevelander, his superiors were none the wiser (although maybe they should have been). As a result, Kuilan drunkenly jumped back on his ride with a bride-to-be and nearly killed a couple of beachgoers.Now cops are close ... More >>
It's a logic problem from hell. If GPS trackers are put on cop cars to make sure officers don't go where they don't belong while on duty, but the technology is never actually turned on, does it really exist?It does if taxpayers have already spent more than a half-million bucks on the program.That's ... More >>
Manuel Moraga, a Miami Beach police officer who was fired after that now infamous ATV police crash on July 4th weekend of 2011, has won his job back. Moraga was not directly involved in the crash, but was supposed to be supervising the two officers who were. Instead he decided to go home early only ... More >>
Dude, where's my city? Miami wakes up with a pounding headache.
It's hard to believe after ATV crashes and poop smeared squad cars, but Miami law enforcement hit a new low on Tuesday.That's when cops discovered off-duty Miami-Dade police officer Fernando Villa passed out in his own patrol car as it idled in an intersection in West Kendall.The worst part wasn' ... 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 >>
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 >>
Derick Kuilan, right, on the night of the crashFor weeks after a joyriding Miami Beach cop crashed his ATV following a night of on-duty drinking on Ocean Drive, some in the department have argued that a couple rogue cops were to blame. That argument won't hold water today with the release of ... More >>
Kuilan is seen partying at the Clevelander the night of the crash. Ex-Miami Beach cop Derick Kuilan has hit the fallout trifecta after taking a drunk joyride on an ATV and hitting two citizens: he's been fired, he's been arrested, and now he's being sued.Victim Kitzie Nicanor is still in the hosp ... More >>
Derick Kuilan has already faced professional consequences from the night the Miami Beach police officer took a woman he met at the Clevelander on a drunk ATV joyride down the beach before hitting a couple. He was fired. Now Kuilan faces criminal charges, and the former police officer turned ... More >>
Kuilan, right, and Rolando Gutierrez were fired earlier this month.Prosecutors have just released a photo of police officer Derick Kuilan partying it up shortly before he allegedly hopped on his ATV and drunkenly ran over two people on Miami Beach.Kuilan turned himself in earlier today. He has be ... More >>
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 >>
Trust The Miami Herald at your own peril, at least when it comes to the Miami Beach cop whose ATV critically injured two beachgoers while he was joy-riding on duty with a lady friend two weeks ago.In last Friday's edition, the Herald reported that Derick Kuilan, the 30-year-old at the wheel of th ... More >>
Raymond Herisse was killed in an early-morning police shootout on Memorial Day.In another astonishing chapter of staggering ineptitude surrounding the Miami Beach Police Department, the officer fired last week for running over a couple on the beach during an on-duty ATV joyride was one of the off ... More >>
Somehow all crazy things in Miami-Dade County are connected. Rolando Gutierrez, the second Miami Beach cop fired today for this weekend's bizarre ATV crash, is married to Marisleysis Gonzalez. She's better known as the woman who was Elian Gonzalez's "foster mom" while he was in Miami.
Miami Beach Police have identified the officer who plowed his ATV into two beachgoers early Sunday morning as 30-year-old Officer Derick Kuilan, as investigators continue looking into whether he was drunk and joyriding with a woman he'd met at the Clevelander.Victim Luis Almonte tells Channel 7 t ... More >>
Derick Kuilan, the Miami Beach police officer involved in a bizarre ATV accident that sent three citizens to the hospital, will be fired. Rolando Gutierrez, another officer who was not directly involved in the accident, will also be fired following a swift investigation.