• Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Veteran Miami PD Detective Charged in Crime Stoppers Scam

    Federal authorities charged a veteran City of Miami detective today with scamming the Crime Stoppers tip program for thousands of dollars.​Wayne Fortella, an 11-year vet, faces wire fraud charges for the scam, which netted him $5,000, says Annette Castillo, a spokeswoman for the U.S. District Atto ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    Cop Land Revisited

    A tiny town in North Dade has some kinda police force.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Slime and Schemes Simmer in Surfside

    John Davis is a cop who wont stop

  • News

    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?

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007
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    March 23, 2006

    Calling All Cars

    An investigation reveals harassment and intimidation. Police respond in kind.

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Glass Shield

    Hialeah Gardens Police officer claims she was harassed and tormented

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    The Avenging Angel of North Bay Village

    Fane Lozman can't seem to stay away from trouble, and this time it involves the police chief

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    No Rest for the Weary Agitator

    Protest, alleged torture, days in jail, trial victory, quiz the mayor, more

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Thug Meets Pug, Part 2

    North Bay Village cops pull the trigger

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Travail to the Chief

    Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Pros Have It

    The school board hired cop's cop Pete Cuccaro to straighten out the nutty mess that the school police had become -- and let him do his job!

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    A Bullet Dodged

    All agree that Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños lied under oath, and all agree he apparently got away with it

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Finally a Solution to the Homeless Problem

    Just put them in your patrol car and take them to Miami

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Under Fire

    She says he ordered her to sue a local resident, and then fired her. He says that's a lie. Being Key Biscayne police chief isn't the hassle-free job Michael Flaherty thought it would be.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Under Suspicion

    Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Friendly Fire

    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    A Lesson in Obstruction

    Miami-Dade's public schools have a nasty habit of charging reporters to view public records -- which probably is illegal

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Elian Made a Tough Guy Cry

    After Miami Police Chief William O'Brien retired, a lot of people were left misty-eyed

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Too Many Chiefs?

    Sidebar to "Cop Out"

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Cop Out

    Outgoing school police chief Vivian Monroe has misused and abused her power for years. So why will she remain on the force?

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    Good Cops, Bad Cops

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    The Van Buren File

    From deep within the Miami Police Department comes a convoluted tale of sketchy videotape, allegations of official misconduct, and two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Keystone Cops at College

    University of Miami police claim they are underequipped. Some people want to keep them quiet.

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Copping an Attitude

    What happens when the object of your road rage turns out to be an off-duty police officer? Bad things.

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    When the Flak Flies, the Flack Flees

    How's the search for a new Miami Beach police public information officer going? No comment!

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Black in Blue

    More than 50 years ago, five daring young men put on police uniforms and began patrolling Miami's "Colored Town." A couple of them are still looking for justice.

  • News

    July 17, 1997
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    July 17, 1997

    Flunk Out

    Dade County's school district may have its own police department, but law enforcement experts say it doesn't come close to making the grade

  • News

    October 31, 1996
  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Policing the Police

    An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Rapist with a Badge?

    A caller to emergency 911 says she was sexually assaulted by two Metro-Dade police officers

  • Articles

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    November 30, 1995

    Inside the American Police

    Hall of Fame and Museum: Morbid kitsch and money. Lots of money.

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Sorry About That Chief

    As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process

  • News

    July 6, 1995

    Forgive and Forget

    Internal records of disciplinary actions against Metro-Dade cops get wiped clean after two years

  • News

    June 1, 1995

    Carmen (Among Others) vs. Carmen (Among Others)

    Hialeah residents Omar and Carmen Corzo sue Councilwoman Carmen Caldwell (among others) for violating their civil rights

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    This Is Not the USA

    He thought he was just doing his job and playing by the rules. Then he learned that the rules are very different in the sovereign nation of the Miccosukee.

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    These Are the Times That Try Men's Soles

    Does the City of Miami Police Department have a foot fetish?

  • News

    September 7, 1994

    One-stop Cop Shop

    Nelson Long was the undisputed king of hiring Miami Beach police officers for off-duty jobs. Kings, of course, often don't bother with rules and regulations.

  • News

    January 19, 1994

    Feud for Thought

    Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?

  • News

    July 21, 1993

    Tough Guys Die Hard

    When Miami Beach's top administrator decided to tangle with the city's top cop, everyone knew it would get rough. It's been very rough.

  • News

    December 23, 1992

    To Catch a Cop: Part 2

    Janet Reno didn't file charges against Opa-locka cop Charles Jones, but the city manager fired him anyway. Guess who's smiling now.

  • News

    December 16, 1992

    Stop! Thief! C-R-U-N-C-H!

    The good old days of high-speed police chases (and the resulting mayhem) are about to end

  • Music

    July 15, 1992

    Body Count Down

    But the album's sales are up, up, up. No wonder so many more cops are dying now.

  • News

    April 15, 1992
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    February 5, 1992

    I Said Pull Over, Lady!

    Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?

  • News

    October 30, 1991
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    August 28, 1991

    Hialeah Does Not Believe in Volunteers

    Well, at least the mayor doesn't. Just ask Carmen Caldwell, jobless Crime Watch specialist.

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