Yesterday's suspension of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito is certainly a Miami political saga for the ages, and in the grand tradition of 305 political saga we should only expect bitterness and some last minute lawsuits. Exposito has now filed suit against two city commissioner -- Wifredo "Wil ... More >>
Still doubt that the beef between Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and his police chief Miguel Exposito has reached Biggie-vs-Tupac-ian heights? Here's some more kerosene to toss on the campfire: Regalado has just sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the killing ... More >>
Tomas Regalado is no longer an FOP friend.The police union president who helped Tomas Regalado become Miami mayor in 2009 is now calling on his brothers and sisters in blue to oust the city's embattled leader. Taking his cue from our recent cover story about the mayor's failures, Armando Aguilar ... More >>
This place has some curious ideas about a hiring freeze.You'd think hiring freeze is a pretty cut-and-dried concept. In the private sector, at least, it means you're doing twice the work because your company can't afford any new faces; if you're unemployed, it means no one short of the organ dona ... More >>
When a royal brouhaha erupted last week over Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's allegations that city officials offered him a "bribe" to resign, Riptide filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy the infamous $200,000 check.Well, the check just landed in our inbox. It shows that Mayo ... More >>
A story that started yesterday with blogger Al Crespo posting a mysterious, voided city check for $200,000 ended with more ammo fed into the raging firefight between the Miami Police Department and City Hall when Chief Miguel Exposito admitted the check was part of a huge payout he was offered to ... More >>
Miami police chief Miguel Exposito confirmed yesterday that he was offered $400,000 to quit.
The news was broken by uberblogger Al Crespo and then parroted by the WSVN-TV Channel 7 and the Miami Herald.
Exposito has been under attack by more than a year after numerous battl ... More >>
Concern over a looming budget gap and leadership turmoil has led Moody's, the bond rating agency, to downgrade its outlook on the City of Miami's $226 million in obligations from "stable" to "negative," according to an investor's report obtained by blogger Al Crespo. The agency also down ... More >>
When Tony Crapp Jr. walked away from the Miami city manager job on Monday -- leaving unsolved a gaping $40 million budget gap and a troubled police force -- he got a nice parting gift from Magic City taxpayers.Crapp left City Hall with a handsome $155,000 severance package, Riptide has learned. A ... More >>
After six months of doing exactly nothing about a police department in disarray and a looming $40 million budget gap, Miami City Manager Tony Crapp Jr. is packing up his office this afternoon and bailing for a cushy private-sector job in Broward County.Gee, thanks for all the hard work, Tony. Any ... More >>
Michael E. MillerMiami Police chief Miguel Exposito.How little of a sh*t does Miami Police chief Miguel Exposito give about a recent report assessing his department?He didn't even bother to spell the author's name correctly in his response.But typos aside, Exposito's main arguments came through l ... More >>
Paul PhilipWhen City Manager Tony Crapp Jr. hired Paul Philip to "audit" the Miami Police Department, we assumed the ex-G-man's job was to write a bad report so Crapp could fire embattled Chief Miguel Exposito. So what the hell is Philip doing in the New York Times today justifying the string of ... More >>
City Manager Tony Crapp Jr.In October 2009, prosecutors charged George Munne, the owner of local construction firm American Earth Movers (AEM), with felony organized fraud. His crime: Paying kickbacks to a minority contractor who never did any work, all so his firm could meet county standards on ... More >>
Angry crowds have shouted for his ouster for weeks. Civic leaders have loudly decried his reign. His minions are accused of abusing the public with indiscriminate violence. And yet Miami PD chief Miguel Exposito keeps his tenuous grasp on power.Oh, you thought we were talking about that other guy ... More >>
"Embattled" isn't nearly a strong enough adjective for Miami Police jefe Miguel Exposito these days, so we'll just have to invent a new one: em-blitzkrieged. Because it's only Tuesday and Exposito's job security this week looks as tenuous as Hosni Mubarak's.Just since Friday, these things have ha ... More >>
Chief Exposito survived a tense commission meeting last night. When Riptide broke the news last week that a violent reality show clip filmed inside the Miami Police Department was making the rounds on YouTube, we knew the shots of cops chomping cigars and calling themselves "hunters" wouldn't hel ... More >>
Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court
stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New
Times This week, Luke lays out his ideas to fix
Miami's inner city neighborhoods.
While it was nice to see Tony Crapp Jr., an African American ... More >>
If only Miami could recycle everything as faithfully as it does shady employeesWhen Miami's director of solid waste management quit earlier this summer, city officials were sent scrambling for a replacement. They quickly hired Fred Hobson, a former assistant director of solid waste who had retir ... More >>
via City of Miami
Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation.Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation, two of Riptide's sources at City Hall have confirmed.
Herandez's ouster is a major victory for Mayor Tomas Regalado, clearing the way for Regalado to bring in an ... More >>