Saturday, July 10, 2010

Come back Chief...all is forgiven!

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News item: Nov. 6, 2009: MIAMI — The day John Timoney was sworn in as Miami police chief in 2003, 11 of his troops stood trial for concocting evidence and planting guns in a spate of shootings. Seven would be convicted.

Within two years, Timoney's administration would clean up the mess, turning a sometimes trigger-happy force into one where no officer fired a weapon for 20 months. Bad cops were punished. Crime dipped.

News item: July 6, 2010: Family members and residents sought answers, police and community leaders pressed for calm a day after a fatal [Miami} police involved shooting in Overtown
Okay, so Timoney wasn't a saint. But compared to this....

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