Chief Raymond Martinez: "We have not been able to confirm the allegation yet. We're two parties removed."— David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) March 27, 2012
Miami Beach police chief comments on @Random_Pixels post, says allegation was made through 3rd party, accused cop still active>>>>— David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) March 27, 2012
If the allegations are true, it would be just the latest in a long line of embarrassing episodes for the department.
Random Pixels has learned that a Miami Beach police officer may have been involved in one what a source is calling, "a near collision" involving the officer's police vehicle and a car driven by a postal inspector.
According to the source, the officer, Michael Veski, and the postal inspector had some sort of an exchange.
But, the source adds, the postal inspector is alleging that Veski was not the one driving the police vehicle. The source tells me that a friend of the officer - who is not a cop - was behind the wheel.
The postal inspector has allegedly told Internal Affairs investigators that when Veski exited his vehicle he was holding a beer.
This afternoon Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez confirmed to me that an investigation into the incident is being conducted by Internal Affairs, but declined further comment. Sanchez also declined to confirm the name of the officer. But, Sanchez denies there was a "near collision" between the two vehicles.