Miguel Exposito Blasts Tomas Regalado, Says Police Aren't Following the Mayor
"It's not our policy to conduct surveillance on politicians," Exposito said. "I will not allow any politician to interfere with the operations of our police department."
Regalado told the Herald yesterday that he'd been told by "credible" sources inside the department that he was being tailed, and said that he'd noted strange cars following him of late.
Exposito ridiculed the idea and noted that the full-time police investigator assigned to protect Regalado would surely have noticed surveillance and reported it to the mayor.
What's more, the chief said he'd sent the FBI a package of information about Regalado's alleged interference with a police operation to remove illegal gambling machines from businesses around Miami. He said he has asked the feds to open a full investigation.
Exposito also said his department didn't deserve criticism over the shootings, which have led to calls from black community leaders for his resignation.
"For those who believe it's acceptable to roam our streets brandishing firearms like the Old West, I'll tell you now it's not acceptable," he said.
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