Biscayne Park Police’s likelihood of other false arrests
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB), under the Office of Community Advocacy, will hold its Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Committee meeting where Public Defender Carlos Martinez will be updating the attendees on other Biscayne Park Police cases. The Miami-Dade State Attorney Office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle will also participate. This public meeting will take place at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL, 18th floor, conference room 18-2.
Biscayne Park’s former police chief and two officers have been charged with falsely pinning four burglaries on a black teenager to impress village leaders with a perfect crime-solving record. Additionally, the command staff pressured some officers into targeting random black people to clear cases.
All meetings of the Community Relations Board are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about the work of the board. There will be an opportunity for attendees to comment at the beginning of the meeting.
For more information, please contact Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Director Shirley Plantin, EJD at 305-375-1406.
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