Miami Police Department’s Practices to be Examined by Department of Justice

After a series of cases of excessive force, unjustified shootings, and evidence planting, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to send a team of investigators to review the Miami Police Department. The city and the Chief have said that they welcome the investigation, which comes shortly after this year’s highly publicized case where 13 current and former Miami police officers were indicted on charges of unjustified shooting, altering crime scenes, planting guns and lying to investigators. The Department of Justice will examine the Miami PD for between three to six months, and determine what course of action should be taken to reform the department.


WPLG-TV, 6/3/02

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