• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Miami-Dade's Blackest Cities Have Its Whitest Police Forces

    The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has highlighted the tension that can build when a town with a majority black population is patrolled by a police force that is largely white. The situation in Miami is slightly more complicated. Several police forces here have higher percentages of black officers t ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Javier Ortiz, Miami Police Union Prez, Urges Good Cops to Stay Away From Miami Police Department

    Miami's Fraternal Order of Police president Javier Ortiz has officially now become one of the oddest characters in Miami. Which is no short order. In the past month he's been accused of abusing his power by NFL player Jonathon Vilma. He blamed teenager Israel Hernandez for his own death. News of a ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    March 25, 2010
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    February 3, 2010

    Video: Beach Cops Go Nuclear, Vow to Boycott Super Bowl Events

    More than 100 Miami Beach Police officers and members of the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter packed into the city commission chambers this afternoon with a simple -- if fiery -- message. The Beach is on its own for security at private Super Bowl events this week. As a protest, Miami Beach ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    So Who Will Replace John Timoney?

    City of Miami​A Miami Police Internet message board is throwing out names on who will be the man to replace John Timoney. One thing is certain: it doesn't appear that his loyal deputy chief Frank Fernandez (pictured here to the right of Manny Diaz and Timoney) will get the top post.Fernandez, alon ... 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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    September 17, 2009

    Peace, Love, and Terror

    The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.

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    July 16, 2009

    Dog Bites Man

    Miami Police canine units attack first, ask questions later.

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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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    January 8, 2008
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    October 23, 2007

    Davis Discharged from Surfside Force

    John Davis’s days as a Surfside police officer are over. The five year veteran has been under investigation for more than a year on charges he lied on his job application, sexually harrassed female coworkers, and was discourteous to his fellow cops and superiors On Friday, October 12, Town Mana ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Expos Fray

    A TV reporter says he lost his job for doing his job

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    March 26, 2007

    Federal Investigator Says Miami Cop Attacked Him

    Eugene Davis has no love for the Miami Police Department. "If you're a Miami cop," Davis grouses, "you can pretty much get away with anything." The 38-year-old federal investigator is fuming over the Broward State Attorney's Office decision to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against William Scarol ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    Unfriendly Fire

    You know things have gone wrong when city cops Taser one of their own

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    October 10, 2006

    Bush in the Closet?

    Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who's pledged to return to Miami when his term ends in January 2007, took a leisurely stroll through the brick-lined streets of downtown Pittsburgh last week. He must have marveled at the colors and smells of the early autumn evening in the quaint Northeast. It was just ou ... More >>

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    March 2, 2006

    Johnny Be Good

    Minority rep says Timoney must go

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    July 7, 2005

    Biscayne Boomerang

    Missing money may have detoured through the fire but comes back to the Key

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    May 26, 2005

    To Serve and Protect and Intimidate

    A school teacher is beaten senseless by Miami Beach police, then his life is allegedly threatened, now he's gone

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    September 30, 2004

    Dissent Within the Ranks

    Some current and former Miami-Dade cops say Carlos Alvarez should not be mayor

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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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    August 22, 2002
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    July 4, 2002

    Days of El Portal's Lives

    This tiny village is one of the county's most diverse, and boy do they fight about it

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    February 7, 2002

    A Wasted Life

    Will Eddie Lee Macklin accomplish more in death than he did in life? Don't count on it.

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    March 15, 2001

    A No-Class Operation

    Something isn't right at Mays Middle School -- and it's not just because of that bomb threat

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    January 11, 2001

    Daddy's Little Helpers

    Hialeah's Rolando Bolaños, doting father and police chief, knows how to make the season bright

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    August 31, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 31, 2000

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    July 27, 2000

    Prosecuting the Police

    The State Attorney's Office takes heat no matter what the outcome

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    July 27, 2000

    The Chief's Retreat

    Rolando Bolaños lied and got away with it, but stay tuned

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    May 18, 2000

    Habla Carollo

    The mayor took to radio recently. And boy was it interesting!

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    March 2, 2000

    Big Daddy Denial

    The truth is all relative to Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños

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    February 10, 2000

    Boys Will Be Boys

    What to do when your sons pop steroids and steal cars? Simple: Hire them to be police officers!

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    September 2, 1999

    If the Suits Fit

    The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees

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    June 25, 1998

    The Don

    Adrift in Miami's fierce political maelstrom, Donald Warshaw is one cool customer

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    June 18, 1998

    Iron John

    In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force

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    July 24, 1997

    Accusing the Accuser

    When Laura Douglass went to the police to accuse her uncle of sex abuse, she never imagined she'd be sued for libel

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    July 3, 1997

    Flunk City

    Cops are giving Miami's promotions exam a failing grade -- in court

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    May 1, 1997

    The Late Shift

    Miami's mean streets are being patrolled by a new breed of cop -- smart, young, tough, hip to the neighborhood. And she's ambitious, too.

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    June 6, 1996

    Insult to Injury

    A South Beach restaurant owner says she was wrongly pulled over, then assaulted and ridiculed by Miami Beach cops

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    May 23, 1996

    A CANF-Do Attitude

    When it comes to protecting Jorge Mas Canosa and crew, Cesar Odio's police force knows no bounds

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    June 29, 1995

    The Long Fall of Sgt. Niki Lawrence

    She was a pioneer at the Metro-Dade Police Department, a rabble-rousing advocate for women behind the badge. And now, of course, she's paying for it.

  • News

    September 14, 1994

    The One That Didn't Get Away

    Overheard in traffic court last week: Dismissed. Dismissed. Dismissed. Guilty. Dismissed. Dismissed. Dismissed.

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    September 7, 1994

    Hot Under the Collar

    He may have been 73 years old and in the hospital, reasoned Beach cop Sunday Sanchez, but he was guilty, dammit!

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    June 15, 1994

    As Sweetwater Turns

    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.

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    May 11, 1994

    Guilty with an Explanation

    A county judge gets a parking ticket and allegedly retaliates with a few choice words of his own

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    April 6, 1994

    Lord of the Gadflies

    In 1991 Keith Wilson became the only man to have a false-arrest complaint upheld by the county's Independent Review Panel. He just made history again.

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    April 7, 1993

    Sudden Impact: Part 2

    There's no way to undo the damage to her mangled Sentra, but this car-crash tale has a satisfactory conclusion

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    March 31, 1993

    Welcome to Indian Creek Village: Part 2

    Residents galvanized by allegations of corruption and incompetence: Give them liberty or give them death!

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    October 21, 1992

    Roger Dodger

    Look, Hortense! Isn't that Roger Carlton, the Miami Beach city manager, getting pulled over for speeding? Why isn't the officer writing him a ticket?

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    June 10, 1992

    These Boots Weren't Made for Walking

    Sector patrolling might help rid Miami Beach of muggers, burglars, and bashers, but then life would be too boring for the cops.

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