John Timoney

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    April 5, 2012
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    December 1, 2011

    John Timoney, Former Miami Police Chief, To Train Police in Middle East Kingdom of Bahrain

    ​John Timoney, the former Miami Police Chief most notable for his violent handling of the FTAA Protests in 2003, is now packing his bags and heading to the Middle East. Bahrain's Interior Ministry has hired Timoney to handle training of police.The kingdom has decided it needs to reform its police ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    News Roundup: Gonzalez Makes a Deal, Timoney Feels Good

    Commissioner Angel Gonzalez will resign Friday as part of an agreement with prosecutors, after setting his daughter up with a no-show job. He'll now face only misdemeanor charges. [CBS4]In his first public comments since resigning, John Timoney says he's pleased and proud with the job he's ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Let the John Timoney Boot Party Commence!

    Whitney Roux​Well, that didn't take long. WSVN and the Miami Herald report John Timoney is hanging up his Miami Police uniform. He'll be gone by the beginning of the new year. Esquire once dubbed him "America's Best Cop." Miami New Times crowned him the nation's worst cop. But rest assured, T ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Countdown Till John Timoney's Boot Party

    Alex Izaguirre​When John Timoney swooped into the Magic City six years ago, watching him play up to the local media was like seeing Robert Duvall play Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. The sight of Timoney on his police bike taking out demonstrators during the 2003 Free Trade Area of the ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Police Arrest Suspect in Overtown Mass Shooting That Wounded 12

    Flanked by the victims' sobbing family members, Miami Police Chief John Timoney announced this afternoon the arrest of a suspect in a brazen mass shooting in Overtown.via Miami Police DepartmentRodney Lashawn Miller was arrested early this morning for his role in a July mass shooting.​Police nabbe ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Maureen Dowd and John Timoney: Best Friends Forever

    ​Riptide is not part of the liberal media elite. Not yet anway, but it sure doesn't help that we're not reading the latest Maureen Dowd columns in a timely manner. Dowd's Sunday column about the Henry Gates hiccup takes inspiration from a familiar source. Apparently, she watched Miami Police ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    John Timoney Says, "In Your Face!" to FOP President

    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 >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Miami Police Chief Timoney Wants in on Immigration Reform

    In this week's New Times, we report new statistics showing how President Obama's "Secure Communities" program pulls Miami cops into the deportation game. The program, which runs anyone booked into any Miami-Dade County jail through a national Homeland Security database, has already flagged 8,407 ill ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Where's Timoney Now? In D.C. Supporting Sotomayor

    We all know Miami Police Chief John Timoney likes to get out of town every chance he gets, so he couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet Vice President Joe Biden and talk up President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. "She's done all right for herself. She's the quintessential America ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Where's Timoney Now? Up in DC Supporting Sotomayor

    We all know Miami Police Chief John Timoney likes to get out of town every chance he gets, so he couldn't pass up a chance to meet Vice President Joe Biden and talk up President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. "She's done all right for herself. She's the quintessential American s ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    UPDATE: John Timoney Is Not Looking to Pack up His Lexus and Head to San Fran

    NewscomMiami Police Chief John Timoney isn't exactly beloved by locals, and his BFF Manny Diaz will vacate the mayor's office later this year. What's "America's Worst Cop" to do? Well, there's a job opening in San Francisco. The search for San Fran's next police chief is closely under ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Miami PD Arrest 50 Drug Dealers In Overtown. Not Everyone Is Impressed.

    Surrounded by a circle of grinning undercover cops in jeans and polo shirts, their badges swinging from silver chains around their necks, Miami Police Chief John Timoney stands on the most dangerous corner in Overtown."The vast majority of homicides in Overtown happen within two blocks of this corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Timoney Loses, Freedom Wins, Taxpayers Pay

    Miami Police Chief John Timoney screwed up, and we taxpayers are just gonna keep paying and paying.Back in November 2003, the City of Miami shut down some protests against a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meeting being held here. The cops beat some protesters and illegally jailed others. Jus ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 26, 2008

    Where in the world is Chief Timoney? This week's answer: Denver!

    Travel buddies. Last September, we detailed the travels of Police Chief John Timoney, who seemed to spend more time on the road schmoozing than in Miami, you know, being chief. Alas, Timoney's rambling ways have not been cured. This week, we find the chief -- who, as an aside, bears an uncanny r ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Orange Crush

    A Chinese pathogen has the citrus industry talking apocalypse.

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    July 22, 2008

    Timoney Continues To Bend The Rules

    Miami Police Chief John Timoney Three days after Sean Timoney’s November 1, 2005 arrest for allegedly trying to buy 400 pounds of marijuana, his father Miami Police Chief John Timoney and his wife Noreen put up their condo at 1717 North Bayshore Drive as collateral to bond their son out. By doing ... More >>

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    January 11, 2008

    Timoney Challenges Investigative Panel's Authority

    Two hours before Miami Police Chief John Timoney was slated to answer questions today about his use of a free Lexus, a citizens group learned he would be a no-show. Just last week, a circuit judge ordered the top-cop to comply with the Miami Civilian Investigative Panel’s subpoenas to testify an ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Miami's Top Cop Breaks the Law

    Chief John Timoney refuses to testify about his free use of a Lexus SUV.

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    January 8, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    More Bad News for Chief Timoney

    Miami's head cop gets sued over FTAA. Plus: The Bicycle Avenger wins the day.

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    November 15, 2007

    Breaking News: Ethics Commission and Chief Timoney

    The Miami Herald is reporting that the county's ethics commission public advocate has found "probable cause" that Police Chief John Timoney failed to disclose the Lexus that he "borrowed" from a dealer earlier this year. (Timoney later bought the car, but only after Channel 4 and the police union ou ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of October 4, 2007

    "I reject claims that Timoney is bad"

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    September 27, 2007

    It Flashes, Moos, and Poos

    Miami's condo market is in the crapper

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    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

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    September 11, 2007

    Riptide Recommends

    He's our man! Let's face it: Miami Police Chief John Timoney is dead meat. Sure he apologized for taking an SUV from Lexus of Kendall without paying. And maybe he didn't cook the books on crime, as city police officers contend. But whether chiefy baby likes it or not, last week's no-confidence vote ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007

    The Lexus Leprechaun

    Miami Police Chief John Timoney is just another lucky Irishman

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    August 23, 2007

    New Officers, No Confidence

    The City of Miami started recruiting new police officers this week. According to a press release on the city's website, "those hired will be able to reap the rewards of a great career in law enforcement under a recently ratified labor agreement, which will offer a starting annual salary of $44,592 p ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    Dr. G Spot

    By 7:00 she was begging her boyfriend for sex

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    May 25, 2007

    Panel Probes Miami PD's Secret "Sub-Stations"

    If you’re ever busted by City of Miami cops and you hear the words “mini-station” or “sub-station,” kick out the squad car window and run down the street as fast as your little legs can carry you. After an exhaustive two-year investigation, the Citizens Investigative Panel has conclude ... More >>

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    January 3, 2007

    Mayoral Candidate: "Send Timoney Back to Philly!"

    Have badge, will travel? With a mind-boggling 406 homicides in 2006, Philadelphia appears to have a serious crime problem on its hands. Now mayoral candidate Dwight Evans is pushing one solution: Bring Miami Police Chief John Timoney back to the City of Brotherly Love, where he served as police ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006
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    October 4, 2006

    Arriola's Largesse

    This just in to the Riptide desk! An earth-rattling news bulletin! Joe Arriola has nothing to say! Miami's usually braggadocious former city manager declined comment about the $1.1 million in bonuses he awarded to non-union employees earlier this year. Arriola approved the bonuses despite even ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Lights! Camera! Terrorists!

    The federal indictment against the so-called Liberty City 7 was TV at its finest

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    March 16, 2006

    Johnny Be Good, Part 2

    Clean the chiefs mouth out with soap

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    March 16, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of March 16, 2006

    "It's time to clean house. Doesn't Miami deserve better?"

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    March 2, 2006

    Johnny Be Good

    Minority rep says Timoney must go

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    February 16, 2006

    Never, or Then?

    The chief cuts loose, Michys opens, Carmel Ophir and La Gata rock on

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    June 23, 2005

    RIP for the CIP?

    The police watchdog group's right to do its job is challenged

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    January 6, 2005

    The Bitch

    Winter White

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Bad Rap

    Hip-hop symposium misses the mark

  • City Life

    May 13, 2004


    Miami Police Chief John Timoney

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    January 8, 2004
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    December 11, 2003

    Headbangers Ball

    Claims that police didn't aim at FTAA protesters' upper bodies get a black eye

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    December 4, 2003

    Pick Your Reality

    Either FTAA protesters viciously assaulted police, or police viciously assaulted protesters

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    December 4, 2003

    Press Pass and a Gas Mask

    Embedded reporters made the military look good in Iraq, but did they do the same for Miami cops?

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    April 24, 2003

    Timoney's Cleanup: Part One

    About $30,000 was missing from MPD's Property Unit, plus some guns and accessories

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