In Wake Of Protection Scandal, Miami Police Chief Says Department Cleaned House

Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.

Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.

On Friday, Lashunda Hodge resigned form the Miami Police Department.  Hodge had been one of the first officers to be caught up in a large FBI investigation of a Miami Police protection scandal  The investigation resulted in charges and/or administrative action against a dozen Miami officers.  Several have or are serving Federal prison time.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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01/19/2014 – In wake of protection scandal, Miami police chief says department cleaned house

04/24/2013 – Miami police officer sentenced to more than one year in prison following FBI ‘sting’

04/23/2013 – Miami police officer faces prison time in FBI protection-racket investigation

03/07/2013 – Two Miami police officers arrested on ID theft, tax-refund charges

02/08/2013 – Miami police lieutenant relieved of duty in fallout from FBI corruption investigation

02/06/2013 – Miami officer pleads guilty to extortion for protecting gambling ring

01/23/2013 – Feds charge Miami police officer with extortion in gambling-protection case

12/12/2012 – Miami police officer in federal probe denies knowledge of illegal gambling

12/11/2012 – FBI investigating Miami cops in bookmaking case

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