Police Instructor Acie Mitchell Plays Role Of Bad Cop On and Off Screen

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Acie Mitchell walks the line between law enforcer and law breaker in "Dope Boys."
A muscular, scowling man sits at a dining room table. As he fiddles with a folding knife and puts bullets into a magazine clip, we hear his ominous voice: "Narcotics run Miami. Everyone bossing up trying to be the man and shit. But you know what they say: Don't hate the player; hate the game." The player puts together a handgun as the monologue continues.

"I got the green light on all you bitches. Bitch-ass, punk-ass, wannabe dope boy motherfuckers. I'm gonna kill you, your mama, and anybody else that stand up about it, motherfucker. I write policies in Dade County, nigger!" As he gets up from the table, he pulls out a gold badge from underneath his white T-shirt.

Meet Will Stone, a cop "walking the thin line between law breaker and law enforcer" in an unreleased Miami film called Dope Boys. The aspiring thespian playing Stone is a Miami Dade College School of Justice police training instructor named Acie Mitchell, who doesn't seem to care how his fictional role reflects on his day job training future cops.

Banana Republican emailed Mitchell's bosses -- school of justice director Hector Garcia and basic training director Richard Moss -- to ask if they condoned the instructor's dropping N-bombs and curse words in his performance. Neither one replied.

But Mitchell, who declined to comment, might have bigger problems. According to one of his co-workers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Mitchell injured a student named Derrick Fennelis during a training exercise last week. "He broke the kid's foot in several places," the source says. "The kid came back to school with pins in his foot and in a wheelchair."

The incident follows New Times investigation ("Cop School Stinker," March 17) into allegations that Moss -- a former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who was demoted from captain to commander -- has abused his position at the academy. In one alleged incident, Moss and Mitchell used ammunition bought by the students and the college for their own personal target practice.



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Tonysalsberg
Tonysalsberg

We have not finished filming and already its in the fan. I like it....................

Compassion
Compassion

This article seems very rediculous. I feel so bad for this poor man who seems to have been attacked by this article. It seems a little unfair to allow this information to be published in an article against a man who has trained over tens of thousands of law enforcement officers in Miami Dade County. The reporter who published this article should be ashamed of thereself for trying to ruin such an outstanding trainer name in Miami Dade County. All of these are supposed allegations that has not yet been proven true. All of this was really not necessary for a story and the reporter who wrote this story should be terminated or better yet lets bring your pass up of all the inperfections you have made and corrected in your life.

Babyceci2011
Babyceci2011

wow that nice u look great ....i like it .... it look super good :)

MMAUSBERGAUSBERGMANAGEMENT
MMAUSBERGAUSBERGMANAGEMENT

YALL PUSSY MUTHA FUCKERS NEED TO RELAX ITS A MOVIE AND QUITE FRANKLY ITS A REALITY IN MIAMI THERES A ARTS SIDE AND A DARK SIDE OF MIAMI SO BEFORE U JUDGE SOMEONE FOR EXPRESSING ART

Passiion P-Say Roosevelt
Passiion P-Say Roosevelt

Obvisiouly you're not happy at your job and you're looking to mess someone else day up. Or maybe you wanted that role and didn't have the qualifications to play someone that's real. See, it takes a talented actor to pull off a role and with Acie law enforcement background gave him an extra boost to bring the character to life. I personally don't see anything wrong with him playing a officer in this film because it's not his real life he's protraying so he's not harming his position at Miami Dade. Please tell us what's the real reason you chosed to write this article? I want to sat to Acie Mitchell, job well done my brother and keep doing your thang in this entertainment industry. I heard that you're a great instructor so keep that up too. Don't allow one simple minded writer to end any of your careers. I pray that the human resource at Miami Dade have a heart and not a tail for choosing how to handle this situation. Maybe we should get Francisco Alvarado a corrupt writer role in the movie, lol.....YOU"RE HIRED!!!!

Hoothoot
Hoothoot

Unlike Denzel, Christopher Reeves, and the Easter Bunny this piece of shit was a law enforcement officer and is still currently training future officers in the police academy. Acting is one thing, but his past is another. If it looks like shit, and it smells like shit, guess what folks.........it's probably shit. Unfortunatley for thus aspiring actor society holds law enforcement to a higher standard than just any other street thug.

STARR
STARR

Get the fuck out of here... Its a role in a movie!!! With all the bullshit going on in this fucked up world of ours you choose to write about an aspiring fellow actor playing a role. Smh what a hating asshole you are. But we thank you for boosting our rating for a movie we're still in production for. Don't get upset because a writer is not afraid to touch on the police corruption that does exist here in Miami, Fl. Its a MOVIE! Miami Police Officers are crooked as hell though... So what?! It need to be known. Now instead of writing about an actor portraying a character in a movie, you need to write about REAL corrupted officers! Why dont you write about Miami Beach officers that just beat the hell out of people because they think they can... crooked motherfuckers... Like for real.... Acie is a trainer, if someone gets hurt because they did the wrong move, how does that mAke him a corrupted officer GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!! You dont have shit else to do with your miserable ass life. Since you like our upcoming movie so much "DOPE BOYS" like our fan page :) hey and while u do so post a blog for everyone you know to like it too and become a fan like u. Thank you~STARR

Jairrojas
Jairrojas

People need to stop stereo typing people for what something or someone looks like without knowing the facts.

Shottarum1
Shottarum1

I would like to hear Acie side. I have trained with him personally and think he is a true asset to law enforcement and a top notch instructor. How is a role in a movie conducive to who a person is.

Minime2307
Minime2307

Its sad how even "grown-ups" can't establish the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Acting is just that, it doesn't define or portray who we are in real life. Its an art form used for entertainment just like writing, stand-up comedy, poetry, paintings and these video games that say and show even more than Showtime or HBO after hours. Don't see anyone going after these people jobs. You have an option! You can either watch it or not! Stop stepping on other people toes. How about I complain about you and try to have your job taken away,the way you feed your family gone by someone worrying about the wrong damn thing! Yeah I said damn, now run tell that Shit!!

Manawor
Manawor

Is that it!!! An alleged injury and allegedly using a few bullets and you want snatch a persons career away from them!!! How can a "School of Justice" be so unjust??? The punishment doesn't fit the crime. As for him being an actor... it's an ACT!!! Hello... Denzel isn't a cop, Cristopher Reeve couldn't fly and there is no Easter Bunny!!! This is funny LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL etc.

ME
ME

Please take an english lesson. For god's sake what language are you writing in?

corrections
corrections

I am a thespian, do not call that little youtube production art. And you're absolutely correct it is a reality in Miami, Acie dose a great job of portraying his "role" in every day life.

smh guy
smh guy

pure hater maybe ur baffled by the fact that his character isnt one dimensional. And the simple fact that he has more than one positive hustle. grow up !

Mr. Mills
Mr. Mills

Ok so let me get this understood, an "Actor" is Playing a "Role" in a "Movie"...but because he trains upcoming officers as his 9 to 5, he's as some of these seemingly racist bloggers (Truedat and Hoothoot) calls a "Scumbag, Ghetto Thug, Piece of Shit??? Are you gentlemen serious? I'm Lost as to what your actual issue is with Mr. Mitchell, because if he's playing a "Role" in an upcoming "Movie" that means that he's reading a "script" that was "Written" by "Someone Else", So pretty much to attack his Character based on him "Reading Lines" is a complete sign of Ignorance.

@ TrueDat (Who has the audacity to call someone Ghetto with that name) seems to have speak on some accusations that aren't mentioned "anywhere" in this article, so the question is now, where is your source coming from? because i can pull all type of accusations out the air and write them out as factual in the net, but facts are fact and if they are facts show them, because the only thing i see is sloppy journalism from Francisco Alvarado, I see an article that took the lines (some of them not even all of them) from a trailer of a movie and is now saying that this "Man" is like the worst person ever, I'm curious as to did he ever contact the writers of the trailer which is posted at the end, because all i see is an Journalist (a term that's being used pretty loosely to describe Francisco Alvarado) who has something against certain members of Miami Dade School of Justice and is pretty much reaching, all of the names that he's mentioned he's stated that "neither one replied and he declined to comment" so who's confirmed any of these accusations made by the seemingly judgmental "TrueDat", "Hoothoot, and New Times soon to be fired and sued for defamation "Francisco Alvarado" One Last Thing, Did any of you contact Derrick Fennelis, the student who was injured to see how it happened and was there any foul play.

So I would strongly suggest that individuals look into they're own closet before they try to expose someone else, because there are DUI convicted, Underage Drinkers,Solicitors of Prostitution, and Narcotic Users personnel at The New Time that can be looked into just the same.

Tshanevirgo
Tshanevirgo

He's not a cop he's an actor GROW UP ALREADY!!!

Truedat
Truedat

The fact of the matter is this guy is a scumbag with a domestic violence past, he was fired from a local law enforcement agency for lying on his application, allowed to resign from another agency for using a City gas card to put fuel in his personal vehicle, attempted to steal a set of tires for his personal car from Miami Dade College, accussed of engaging I sexual relations with a recruit from the academy and videotapes it, and most recently breaking a recruits ankle using a technique that is not on the approved list of techniques taught to students in the academy. You want facts? There now you have just a few to chew on. This guy is a ghetto street thug and an embarrassment to the profession. I don't suppose he was recently suspended from the academy because he did nothing wrong was he?

Dephcon
Dephcon

Yea some bullshit that acting in a movie hurts peoples feelings. Get over it. Films have been around for a long time and if you are offended, dont watch.

LOL
LOL

Actor? You're joking right? Acie is a disgrace to all police officers AND "actors"! LOL give the New Times a call when he's in the running for an Oscar!

GOD IS ALWAYS ON TIME
GOD IS ALWAYS ON TIME

Sounds like you're mad because somebody took your job!!! Don't worry GOD will get YOU back for what you're doing and you know it's wrong!!!! We will just sit back and watch GOD's work and his vengence.... Enjoy your life.....

Mr. Mills
Mr. Mills

Ok so let me get this understood, an "Actor" is Playing a "Role" in a "Movie"...but because he trains upcoming officers as his 9 to 5, he's as some of these seemingly racist bloggers (Truedat and Hoothoot) calls a "Scumbag, Ghetto Thug, Piece of Shit??? Are you gentlemen serious? I'm Lost as to what your actual issue is with Mr. Mitchell, because cause if he's playing a "Role" in an upcoming "Movie" that means that he's reading a "script" that was "Written" by "Someone Else", So pretty much to attack his Character based on him "Reading Lines" is a complete sign of Ignorance.

@ TrueDat (Who has the audacity to call someone Ghetto with that name) seems to have speak on some accusations that aren't mentioned "anywhere" in this article, so the question is now, where is your source coming from? because i can pull all type of accusations out the air and write them out as factual in the net, but facts are fact and if they are facts show them, because the only thing i see is sloppy journalism from Francisco Alvarado, I see an article that took the lines (some of them not even all of them) from a trailer of a movie and is now saying that this "Man" is like the worst person ever, I'm curious as to did he ever contact the writers of the trailer which is posted at the end, because all i see is an Journalist (a term that's being used pretty loosely to describe Francisco Alvarado) who has something against certain members of Miami Dade School of Justice and is pretty much reaching, all of the names that he's mentioned he's stated that "neither one replied and he declined to comment" so who's confirmed any of these accusations made by the seemingly judgmental "TrueDat", "Hoothoot, and New Times soon to be fired and sued for defamation "Francisco Alvarado" One Last Thing, Did any of you contact Derrick Fennelis, the student who was injured to see how it happened and was there any foul play.

So I would strongly suggest that individuals look into they're own closet before they try to expose someone else, because there are DUI convicted, Underage Drinkers,Solicitors of Prostitution, and Narcotic Users personnel at The New Time that can be looked into just the same.

Tshanevirgo
Tshanevirgo

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH !!! Thats all hear say we're talking about the difference between whats real and whats acting!!! Get a life "Falsetdat"!

Anon
Anon

Karma is a bitch... And SHE doe not discriminate!

Peoples lives get ruined from these horrible accusations. The people calling news papers anonymously are the guilty ones here.

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