• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    City of Miami PD to Hundreds of County Cops Facing Layoffs: Come Join Us

    Next Tuesday 400 Miami-Dade County police officers will gather in a large banquet hall at FIU's football stadium in University Park, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The occasion? A frank talk about the officers' future unemployment. Under county mayor Carlos Gimenez's current proposed budget, 2 ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Police Union Proposes More Police, Mandatory Pat Downs at Ultra

    The Miami lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police have chimed in on Ultra Music Festival's future in Miami. The police union is all for it ... just as long as all private security guards are replaced by City of Miami police officers and that they're allowed to pat down every person entering the festi ... More >>

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    November 27, 2012

    Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo Called Police Chief to Get out of a Traffic Ticket

    A City Commissioner calling the chief of police to get out of a traffic ticket is that kind of trite, light public corruption people joke about, but you never actually hear anyone getting punished for it. Well today, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust found probably cause th ... More >>

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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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    May 13, 2011

    Police (Benevolently) Knocking on Doors This Weekend in Overtown, Little Haiti, & Model City

    Coming to your doorstep this weekend.​It's no secret that cops aren't always welcome in some Miami neighborhoods. In Overtown, for example, the black community has been on-edge since last summer's police shooting of unarmed DeCarlos Moore. In the six months following, Miami PD killed six more blac ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    ACLU Files Suit Against Miami Beach for Wrongfully Harassing Gay Men

    Police Chief Carlos Noriega​The 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 >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    November 14, 2008

    Cops n' Donuts

    I just love ethics questions, and lucky for me, there's an unending supply of morality dramas in the food biz. Like, for instance, is it ethical to put "grouper" on your menu when all you've got in the deep freezer is panga or swai, as dozens of restaurants in South Florida have been doing? (thanks ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Opa-locka Boots the Boss

    Ousted police chief leaves complaints in his wake.

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    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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    August 24, 2006

    Death Do Us Part

    A murder-suicide left Hialeah Gardens in shock. There were warning signs.

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    July 20, 2006

    Kiss and Expel

    Miami Police administrators dole out cold-hearted dating advice

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    August 11, 2005

    What's That Cop Doing in Our Huddle?

    When campus police tangle with football players at FIU, you can expect a punt

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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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    June 16, 2005

    Delusions of Dogma

    A town is gripped by bitter accusations, bogus arrests, rumors of violence, canine carnage, and general mayhem

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    June 9, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of June 9 , 2005

    Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic

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    May 19, 2005

    Festering Wounds

    Hostility among Haitians crops up in Miami

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    March 25, 2004

    States of Denial

    The Miami Herald ignited a firestorm over police spying and got burned in the process

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    May 29, 2003

    Golden Beach to Shine Again?

    Step by step, things are returning to normal

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    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

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    December 26, 2002

    The 24-7 Man

    Commissioner Dorrin Rolle feels threatened. So he's constantly guarded.

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    December 12, 2002

    Officer Trouble

    Golden Beach's problem cop struggles to make a career

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    November 14, 2002

    Copping to the Truth

    Greg Poyser wanted to be a policeman so bad, he couldn't even lie about his crimes

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    July 25, 2002

    The Hialeah Gardens "Darkie" Problem

    Official city policy: Black people not welcome here

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    May 23, 2002

    A Man in Fool

    Free cops for your next event? Dorrin Rolle says yes.

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    May 23, 2002

    The Hot Seat

    Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble

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    May 16, 2002

    God Help Us

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of hip-hopness

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    April 25, 2002

    Small-Town Suspicions

    A combative civic activist dies mysteriously. Was it the fates or was it foul play?

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    March 14, 2002

    You Can't Handle the Truth!

    Law enforcement's attempts to muzzle the media help no one

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    December 13, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of December 13, 2001

    Top Cop Talks Shop: Yes, we've emerged from the dark ages, but can't we just skip over that part?

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    July 19, 2001

    Confessions of a Former School District Cop

    In which a top-ranking officer confirms some of your worst fears

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    September 7, 2000

    Love and Violation, Part 3

    Following death threats to alleged rape victim Bridget Garcia, two police departments open new investigations

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    July 6, 2000

    No Tickee, No Jobee

    Miami-Dade cop William Oertwig has paid for refusing to issue traffic tickets

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    October 7, 1999

    The Un-Teflon Don

    After years of popularity, a financial scandal threatens the reign of City Manager Donald Warshaw

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    July 29, 1999


    Officer of the Year

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    April 8, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    A Brotherly Imbroglio

    Hialeah police chief Rolando Bolanos has two sons on the force. Both are being investigated for violent behavior.

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    September 10, 1998

    A Collision Course

    Drunk drivers are getting away with it these days, thanks to peevish Miami-Dade cops

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    June 25, 1998

    Dinner Key's Raw Meat

    He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.

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    June 4, 1998

    Exposing the Color Line

    Once a paragon of tolerance, the city of South Miami has become a hotbed of hate

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    November 6, 1997

    Arresting Developments

    A landmark court case could force cops to jail any man who violates a domestic violence injunction. Period.

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    October 17, 1996

    Copping an Excuse

    Faced with evidence their cop shop is in disarray, town fathers practice some first-rate denial

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    June 26, 1996

    Hour Town

    Six months after its debut, the county's scheme to keep teens out of nighttime trouble gets mixed reviews

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    April 20, 1995

    After the Brawl

    Everybody heard about the tussle between white cops and black students but the discord at Coral Gables High goes far deeper than that

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    January 19, 1995

    The Really Good Neighbor Policy

    Was Miami police officer Darrell Nichols just doing his job, or was he protecting his landlord?

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    December 29, 1994

    The Great Jet Ski Caper

    What kind of world do we live in when a poor soul can't even own a jet ski without fear of losing it to thieves and brigands?

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    August 18, 1993

    Beyond the Call of Duty

    What do you call it when an off-duty police officer yanks an unsuspecting motorist from her vehicle? Real life.

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    March 16, 1993

    Welcome to Indian Creek Village.

    Now Leave. The police chief is under investigation. The village manager is in denial. The residents don't care to comment. And you can't afford to live there.

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    July 31, 1991

    Cops, Crimes, and Videoptape

    Nine months after he seized and erased a private citizen's video cassette, a Coral Gables lawman finally feels the heat

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