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NUMBER 176 - NOVEMBER 22, 2019
THE MIAMI COMMUNITY POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST FRIDAY. SINCE THEN IT'S CREATED A LOT OF DISCUSSION, SO I WANT TO POST ALL OF THE INFORMATION I OBTAINED WHEN I ATTENDED FOR FOLKS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WAS ALLEGED, AND DENIED BY THE CHIEF
I don't necessarily have a dog in this particular fight, but I do have more than a passing interest about the goings on inside the Miami police department, first, because I've written a lot of stories about some questionable and illegal behavior that has gone on in the department in years past, and because I am currently looking into several pretty disturbing cases that point to the fact that when it comes to this department, the more it claims to have changed its ways, the more it continues to behave in the same unethical and illegal ways.
Unfortunately I got to the press conference late, and so I missed recording the first 10 minutes or so. What I did record is here in this video.
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In addition to the press conference, the representative of the MCPBA had prepared a letter to the Chief detailing the reason for their vote of No Confidence.
That is this document.
Because I, and others have written extensively about Captain Javier Ortiz, I have created another video of the portion of he press conference where the members of the MCPBA expressed their own concerns about Ortiz's behavior on the force, and the failure of several Chief's of Police from dealing with Ortiz's behavior.
Here is that video clip.
In addition to talking about Ortiz, they also had some documents to support their claims, including evidence that before he took the Lieutenant's exam his driver's license and other documents listed Ortiz as being Hispanic/White., and not Black/Non Hispanic as he proceed to claim as a way to game the promotion process.
That information is contained as part of the first document. The 2nd document is his Profile History detailing all the complaints filed against him by citizens.
Besides expressing concerns about Javier ORTX, the members of the MCPBA also expressed concerns about Lieutenant Jean Paul Gulliot, who was in charge of the Training Unit.
Below are copies of two separate IA investigations on Gulliot by IA, plus his Profile History of complaints filed against him by civilians.
Lastly, here is a copy of the Message From The Chief where he rebuts some of the allegations and ignores addressing others, including Javier Ortiz.