Cash Rules Everything Around Miami-Dade Police

Mayor Alvarez's former chief of staff, Dennis Morales, and several other high-ranking Miami-Dade Police officers flaunted rules related to outside employment and made hundreds of thousands of dollars each by consulting for a police force in Panama. [Herald]

Meanwhile, Miami-Dade Police division chief Frank Vecin has retired following allegations that money from a $5 million fund set aside to fight environmental crimes, which he oversaw, went to buying things like SUVs and flat-screen TV sets. [Herald]

  • Another Florida panther was struck and killed by a car this week. [CBS4]
  • Part of the 163rd Street Mall that closed after a fire broke out will reopen today. [CBS4]
  • A 15-year-old and a 17-year-old have been arrested for robbing an out-of-town man and threatening him with guns over Memorial Day weekend. [CBS4]
  • Officials were forced to let raw sewage continue to flood into Biscayne Canal yesterday. [NBCMiami]
  • Hundreds of residents of the Grand at the Doubletree on 1717 N. Bayshore Dr. were forced to evacuate around 11 last night when a blaze broke out in one of the units. [WSVN]

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