How would you feel about police having secret technology that lets them track your exact movements via your cell phone without even having to get a warrant first? Well, it's not a paranoid, PRISM-fueled conspiracy theory. It's happening every day in the Sunshine State, where police agencies are usin ... More >>
More Floridians then ever went through the necessary background check to buy a firearm this year. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has conducted 823,653 background checks in 2013, toppling the previous record from last year of 797,610.
Following the death of teenager Israel Hernandez, the City of Miami Beach has called for an independent review of the case. Hernandez, 18, was caught tagging an abandoned building by police and then chased down. An officer deployed a Taser which lead to Hernandez's death. See also: Teenager Israel ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Department of Justice slammed City of Miami cops for a string of unjustified shootings. But Miami has new competition for the title of the state's worst police department. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating cops in Lakeland for having copious ... More >>
It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>
There's a reason we picked Daphne Campbell as the worst candidate on the August 14 Primary ballot. Even though she got reelected, Campbell can't escape scandals. The latest involves one of her former employees swindling Haitian American constituents who went to Campbell's Miami Shores district offic ... More >>
Read "Hialeah Residents Claim Local Recycling Plant Is Causing Increased Rates Of Cancer"Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote on a resolution on whether to investigate a potential cancer cluster in Hialeah along NW 36th Avenue. Residents have pointed fingers at nearby King Metal Recycli ... More >>
Samuel Woodside, a custodian at Liberty City Elementary School, was arrested after allegedly making plans to transport a 14-year-old girl he met online from Louisiana to work as a prostitute in South Florida. That 14-year-old girl turned out to be an undercover cop.However, a parent at the school sa ... More >>
Last week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported the lowest crime rate across the state since the agency began tracking statistics in 1971. With population growth factored in, the overall crime rate dropped 0.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. In Miami-Dade, the crime rate dropped 0.3 percent ... More >>
No one really disputes the facts: While he was a powerful state representative, David Rivera accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars for an obscure post as a state "committeeman." Investigators say he spent at least $65,000 from the funds on dry cleaning, dental bills, pet care, and even travel co ... More >>
The family that pays fines together, binds together, we guess.Both Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and his daughter Raquel Regalado, a Miami-Dade School Board member, have been fined for sloppy bookkeeping during his 2009 campaign for office.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement spent $330 back in October on Jim Beam whiskey, mixers and some Doritos. Fifteen employees then proceeded to get drunk on company time. Sounds like the makings of an office party, no? Not so much. The ill advised plan was part of a makeshift study to ... More >>
Starting this past April, Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators began looking into a half dozen allegations lodged against Doral Police Chief Ricardo Gomez, from charges of bid fixing to shady hires to illegally spending city cash on a lavish swearing-in ceremony. By this fall, the ... More >>
As part of probe into the Florida A&M University marching band sparked by the hazing-linked death of member Robert Champion last month, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has announced they've uncovered possible fraud and misconduct at the school. Details on the allegations however ha ... More >>
FacebookWhen a Sarasota daily newspaper went looking for Florida's dirtiest cop, they landed in our very own Middle Eastern-themed, bullet-riddled, corruption-crazy backyard. The most surprising aspect of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's epic exposé of Opa-Locka Sgt. German Bosque's history on th ... More >>
Two Miami Gardens men, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., have been arrested for drugging woman, engaging in forced sex acts with them, videotaping the acts, and then selling the videos. Both were similarly charged in 2007, but those claims were dropped just weeks ago.
via NowPublicState authorities are probing what could be the most significant police corruption in years in perpetually troubled Opa-locka.According to city memos obtained by Miami New Times and confirmed by manager Clarance Patterson, officers have told internal investigators that city cops: 1. ... More >>
Claudia Davant claims her estranged husband and state Sen. Alex Diax de la Portilla has State Sen. Alex Diax de la Portilla "can be extremely explosive and violent," says estranged wife. repeatedly stalked her since she filed for divorce five months ago. And the Florida Department of Law Enforcem ... More >>
Jeanette Espinosa's snooping tactics were about as effective as Spy vs. Spy.Jeanette Espinosa was snooping in places she wasn't supposed to. The 44-year-old intelligence analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement admitted to investigators from her agency that she used law-enforcement d ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreFor once, Miami Police Chief John Timoney can brush off his haters. The city's top law enforcer hosted a press conference today to announce that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared the Miami PD of "cooking the books."A year and a half ago, Fraternal Order of Police Pr ... 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 >>
Snap out of it, 4/20 revelers: Florida legislators want to stomp on your buzz.
A casino theft ring at Gulfstream spooks the Sun-Sentinel
"He taught me things that some of these robot teachers would never dare"
A casino theft ring spooks the Sun-Sentinel
Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
Etiquette for the glow stick set
Clove cigarettes and Italian slang
Fane Lozman can't seem to stay away from trouble, and this time it involves the police chief
A recently released report suggests that investigators are trying to implicate Denise Calvo in the murder of her husband
From the issue of August 9, 2000
All agree that Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños lied under oath, and all agree he apparently got away with it
Rolando Bolaños lied and got away with it, but stay tuned
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
With local interest on the wane, a graying biker gang resolves to head south of the border. Como se dice "raisin' hell"?
Faced with evidence their cop shop is in disarray, town fathers practice some first-rate denial
A caller to emergency 911 says she was sexually assaulted by two Metro-Dade police officers
Opa-locka is flush with a new corps of officials itching to clean up the scandal-plagued town. But why do so many of them look so familiar?
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.
Janet Reno didn't file charges against Opa-locka cop Charles Jones, but the city manager fired him anyway. Guess who's smiling now.