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Earlier this week I reported on Rifkin's alleged misconduct when he was a MDPD Professional Compliance Bureau chief last year. UNtil a while ago, he was in charge of overseeing complaints against county officers. the work included several open investigations into then-Maj. Carmen Pichardo and her ex-husband Richard, another top-ranking cop. While she was under investigation, Pichardo claimed Rifkin, among other things, discussed her ex-hubby's cases with her as a way to get into her pants.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated Pichardo's claims and concluded Rifkin broke MDPD rules forbidding him from discussing open IA cases with Pichardo.