From the Miami Herald's David Smiley:
Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega’s reign over his embattled police force effectively ended Thursday.
According to a city memo, [embedded below] Noriega will likely remain chief until his official retirement date Dec. 31, but in name only.
“Police Chief Carlos Noriega will no longer be responsible for day-to-day command and administrative oversight of our Police Department,” City Manager Jorge Gonzalez wrote Thursday to elected officials. “During this almost 60-day period, Chief Noriega will use his vacation and other leave days until his official retirement at the end of the calendar year.”
Assistant Chief Raymond Martinez will take over for Noriega as the city conducts a national search for a new chief.
LTC 270-2011 Police Chief Carlos Noriega_s Separation Date