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Search Result: Miami-Dade PD

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Mattress-Toting Fla. Officer Suspended

March 8, 2012
The Miami-Dade, Fla., police officer caught hauling two mattresses strapped to her patrol car has been suspended, as she winds down her career toward retirement.

Fla. Officer Reprimanded for Hauling Mattresses On Cruiser

March 6, 2012
A Miami-Dade, Fla., police officer has been relieved of duty, after a local television station aired video showing her hauling mattresses on top of her marked patrol unit.

Fla. Cop Shoots Suicidal Man at Ford Dealership

December 29, 2011
A Miami-Dade Police officer shot and wounded a 25-year-old suicidal man who was walking around Maroone Ford of Miami on Thursday morning. He was armed with a large, curved knife with a dragon handle.

Why High-Risk Encounters Require SWAT

February 25, 2011
The murders of Florida officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department and St. Petersburg Police Department rocked their communities, as well as all of law enforcement. In both instances, officers entered buildings to search for suspects without calling for backup from tactical units.

Rethinking Suspect Searches

January 27, 2011
Both tragedies in Miami and St. Petersburg will be very thoroughly investigated and micro-analyzed. In time, there will be detailed debriefs that will answer these questions, and provide valuable lessons to prevent this from ever happening again.

Miami-Dade's Top Cop: Slain Officers Used Sound Tactics

January 22, 2011
Miami-Dade Police Director James Loftus praised slain officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth and their unit, the career criminal squad, and said he wouldn't entertain doubts about their tactics.

Miami-Dade Detectives Killed Serving Murder Warrant

January 20, 2011
Miami-Dade Police Detectives Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a warrant to a man recently paroled from prison and wanted in connection to an October homicide. Castillo died at the scene, and Haworth succumbed later in surgery.

Suspect Fires on Miami Officer During Condo Eviction

November 22, 2010
A police officer and building-maintenance employee were injured Monday, when a man they arrived to evict opened fire from inside the dwelling.

Former Miami-Dade Sergeant Faces Trial In K-9 Death

July 27, 2010
Cockfield, 55, has pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty and killing his 4-year-old German shepherd, Duke. Several officers told internal affairs they witnessed Cockfield kick Duke three to six times.

Ex-Con Assaults Miami-Dade Officer With Cinder Block and Unmarked Patrol Car

April 25, 2010
Michael Paul Robertson assaulted Officer Carlos Castillo, while Robertson's girlfriend watched. Castillo, a detective and 15-year-veteran, had pulled over the ex-con, who fled.

Miami-Dade PD Green Fund Under Fire

February 11, 2010
The Florida Environmental Task Force Trust Fund was set up a decade ago to fight environmental crimes. Since then, the fund overseen by the county police department has spent more than $5 million — with half of that coming in the past three years.

Miami-Dade PD's Fusion Center Coordinates Super Bowl Info Sharing

February 5, 2010
Solution seamlessly integrates 64 agencies, facilitating preventive analysis and situational awareness, which contributed to improved real-time decision making.

Super Surveillance

February 1, 2010

In preparation for Super Bowl XLIV, the Miami-Dade Police Department coordinated with the FBI, Sony Electronics, a local security integrator and other emergency managers to install video surveillance that provides full coverage, smooth video handling and crowd control.

Miami-Dade PD Acquires Second American Eurocopter AS350B3

December 16, 2009
It's the second of four AS350B3s that have been ordered. The aircraft will join the department's Special Patrol Bureau's Aviation Unit that includes a fleet of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.

Ex-Miami-Dade Cop, Brother Cleared in Drug Case

October 29, 2009
Antonio and Glenn Roberts were acquitted of conspiracy charges Tuesday after a two-week federal trial in which prosecutors alleged they participated in a cocaine-selling ring. They also claimed that veteran cop Antonio Roberts, 48, tipped off the ringleader -- a childhood friend -- that he was under investigation.

Police Hunt for Gunmen in Deadly Miami-Area Mall Robbery

December 2, 2008
Miami-Dade police are hunting for two robbers on Tuesday morning after they shot and killed an armored-car driver inside the Express clothing store at Dadeland Mall as frightened shoppers took cover.

Alleged Gang Members Learn Not to Taunt Law Officers

January 22, 2008
Two alleged Miami-area gang members who posted a YouTube video showing them posing with guns and taunting the Miami-Dade Police Department got busted on federal firearms violations.

Florida Jailers Find Gun in Inmate’s Shoe During Booking

September 19, 2007
Mejia was being booked on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. An additional charge of bringing contraband into a jail was filed against him for possession of the .22 in his shoe.

The Moonberry Pond Murder

January 1, 2007

James Mixon was a drunk. In life a drunk is a pretty predictable person. They get people angry, frustrated, and fed up; they get kicked out of the places they live, and get in trouble. James Mixon was no different.

Miami-Dade Police Buy Panasonic Toughbooks

February 23, 2006
The Miami-Dade Police Department has announced that it will purchase Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 notebook computers.
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