9 REVOLVERS MISSING FROM MPD PROPERTY ROOM
GOLD BULLION DOESN'T DISAPPEAR FROM FORT KNOX, BRICKS OF $100 BILLS DON'T DISAPPEAR FROM THE US TREASURERY, AND 9 REVOLVERS DIDN'T JUST DISAPPEAR FROM THE CITY OF MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT'S PROPERTY ROOM
The Chief was notified, and he supposedly made the connection between these revolvers and the Police Explorers, because he had been one of the officers at the time who taught the explorers how to shoot.
Sometime between August 4th and approximately 3 weeks ago, the pistols were removed from the Property Room. There seems to be some confusion on how that happened, who might have removed them, but there is no confusion that the revolvers have now been missing for approximately 3 weeks - if not longer.
This morning I sent Chief Llanes an email asking him about all of this and specifying that I was on a deadline, as well as requesting that whatever comments he made he do so in writing so that there would be no confusion later on.
OCTOBER 19, 2016
You can't make this stuff up.
9 - 38 caliber revolvers that were probably used back in the day when Police Explorers were taken to the gun range to learn how to fire a gun, have disappeared from the Miami Police Department's Property Room, and Chief Rudy LLanes has failed - or refused - to respond to an email I sent him this morning asking him about this disappearance.
On August 4th, an incident report was written that detailed the discovery of these revolvers in a cargo container across the street from Police headquarters. Here is the description of how the pistols were found, and that they were turned over to the Property Room.
The Chief chose not to respond, which as I stated in my letter means that I am to assume that YES, the revolvers ARE missing, and NO, there has been no formal investigation opened into how the pistols disappeared.
This is a pretty serious problem, and not the first time that I have written about an item being taken out of the Property Room illegally.
Because we can assume that David Copperfield didn't show up and do a magic trick, then it's pretty safe to assume that a police officer - or more likely a high-ranking senior staff member showed up and took the guns away.
It's either that, or someone assigned to the Property Room removed the guns. Those are the only options that make sense, so the $64,000 question is, who did it?
And more importantly, where are those 9 revolvers now?
I'm sure that this will not be the only story I write about this, because, when it comes to the Miami Police Department,
It's Miami, Bitches!