OCTOBER 10, 2016 PART I - CITY AUDIT OF POLICE OFF-DUTY PROGRAM UNCOVERS SERIOUS PROBLEMS
OCTOBER 18, 2016 PART II - BLACK OFFICERS UNHAPPY WITH THE CHIEF
OCTOBER 19, 2016 PART III - 9 REVOLVERS MISSING FROM MPD PROPERTY ROOM
OCTOBER 20, 2016 PART IV - WHILE THE CHIEF PARTIED, THE DEPARTMENT WAS CRUMBLING AROUND HIM
OCTOBER 21, 2016 PART V - WHO YOU GONNA CALL
OCTOBER 31, 2016 PART VI - MIAMI'S POLICE CHIEF AND CITY MANAGER NEED TO BE FIRED OVER DESTROYED EVIDENCE
OCTOBER 31, 2016 PART VII - HOMELESS CAMP OUT AT ENTRANCE TO MPD PROPERTY AREA
NOVEMBER 4, 2016 PART VIII - THE SO-CALLED CALEA AUDIT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TURNED OUT TO BE CRAP
NOVEMBER 7, 2016 PART IX - TOLLS, WHAT TOLLS? WE DON'T PAY NO STINK'EN TOLLS
In December of 2014, after the charade of a national search was carried out, Miami City Manager Danny Alfonso appointed Rudy Llanes, a 27 year veteran of the department to become the new Chief of Police. Llanes was appointed to be a caretaker Chief who at the time had less than 2 years before retirement. In July of 2016, Alfonso extended Llanes's contract by a year to coincide with the end of the term of Mayor Tomas Regalado, and most likely Alfonso, who has made enemies among the member of the Commission.
Because Llanes was appointed to be a caretaker, he did what caretakers do: he kept a low profile, didn't make any decisions that would rock the boat, and counted the days until he could cash in his various benefits and do whatever retired police chief's do.
Unfortunately, the Miami Police Department has been mismanaged for so long, and the resulting problems so severe, that Llanes's decision to lay low and not rock the boat has come to bite him, the department, and the City of Miami in the ass.
This series of stories - which is still a work in progress, details a series of problems that include a poorly managed Off-Duty Office, 9 missing revolvers from the Property Room, a shipping container that was used to house evidence for the Homicide Division that was so damaged by the elements that evidence in as many as 564 case was damaged and/or destroyed, and worst of all, the story of what happened once I started digging into this mess, and the layers of coverup that I am still peeling away like an onion.
This is not a pretty story, and it's been made all the worse by the lies and outright efforts to mislead the public and the City Commission.
NOVEMBER 7, 2016 PART X - SECRET VIDEO OF MPD PROPERTY AREA UNDER I-95
NOVEMBER 14, 2016 PART XI - LYING RUDY KNEW ALL ALONG
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 PART XII - CITY MANAGER THROWS COPS UNDER THE BUS
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 PART XIII - THE CHIEF IS A LIAR OR A MORON, UNIT TO BE CHIEF
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 PART XIV - MORE ABOUT THE 9 MISSING REVOLVERS
NOVEMBER 20, 2016 PART XV - I HOPE YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT THOSE 9 MISSING REVOLVERS
NOVEMBER 28, 2016 PART XVI - ABUSE OF POWER
NOVEMBER 28, 2016 PART XVII - WHEN WILL JUSTICE COME FOR THE "LITTLE PEEPLE" IN REGALADOLAND
DECEMBER 1, 2016 PART XVIII - TODAY I FILED A COMPLAINT AGINST THE CHIEF WITH THE CIP
DECEMBER 2, 2016 PART XIV - THE AREA UNDER THE I-95 OVERPASS IS A BIO-HAZARD AREA
DECEMBER 7, 2016 PART XV - THE PLOT THICKENS OVER ISSUE OF DESTROYED EVIDENCE
DECEMBER 2, 2016 PART XVI - HOMICIDE UNIT
DECEMBER 9, 2016 PART XVII - FOP ASKS FOR INVESTIGATION ON MISSING GUNS
DECEMBER 10, 2016 PART XVIII - MORE DRAMA AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS
DECEMBER 13, 2016 PART XIV - A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS
DECEMBER 13, 2016 PART XX - THE FOP COMES OUT SWINGING
JANUARY 9, 2017 PART XXII - THE SHIPPING CONTAINER TIMELINE
JANUARY 2, 2017 PART XXI - THE CHIEF, THE POLITICIANS, THE DOCTOR & THE ACCUSED CHILD MOLESTER
JANUARY 16, 2017 PART XXIII - THE CHIEF IS STILL A LYING WEASEL