Regalado Asks Feds To Investigate MPD Just As Police Union Pushes His Recall

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​Still doubt that the beef between Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and his police chief Miguel Exposito has reached Biggie-vs-Tupac-ian heights? Here's some more kerosene to toss on the campfire: Regalado has just sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the killing of seven black men by Expo's force in the past year. 

Regalado's timing obviously has nothing to do with the police union's call the very same day to recall him, right?

In the letter (which you can read below), Regalado echoes an earlier request to the Department of Justice by U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

He says a "lack of action" by the force after the shootings calls for a federal probe.

"An external investigation by the DOJ could provide the resources, expertise and independence to begin to transform the department," Regalado writes.

Fair enough. No one who has followed the past catastrophe of a year at MPD would argue that federal oversight might help.

But two questions, Tomas: Why send the letter the exact same day that the police and firefighters unions' chiefs ask their members to back your recall?

And second, what the hell did you back Tony Crapp giving an ex-FBI agent $20,000 in taxpayer money a few months ago to do a "full review" of the police department's policies -- only to report back dutifully that everything is AOK -- if you were just going to ask the feds to step in anyway?

Hopefully Eric Holder takes the request seriously despite those glaring question marks. Here's the full letter:

Regal Ado Letter

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El_Bananero
El_Bananero

Tomasito, donde esta el maletin de Torriente? Te van a partir el culo!

Aim a gun at a cop
Aim a gun at a cop

It's the summer time. Semi-brain dead black youths are running around committing crimes.If police or neighbors catch them the criminals should be shot. Cull the herd. Protect the masses. Reduce crime.

My peoples
My peoples

On July 26th gunmen shot four kids at a park at 2346 NW 84th Street. The shooters used a AK-47 and a high-caliber handgun.

Commissioner Dunn directed the police not to harm the shooters if in the unlikely event they get caught. "Don't shoot my peoples".

Shoot more criminals!
Shoot more criminals!

If more cops shot more criminals crime would go down.

The idiot commissioner Dumbity Dunn wants more criminals on the streets. Those are "his peoples". His voters.

Corrupt cops
Corrupt cops

Many City of Miami cops are lazy and many are corrupt. Need proof? How is Club Space allowed to stay open? They pay 5-6 police officers, that's how. Chief Exposito and his Internal Affairs buddies never lift a finger to stop or slow that corruption.

Kmg1
Kmg1

The police have nothing to do with Club Space being allowed to stay open.  That is between them and the city commission, including the mayor and not with the police.  Before you make comments, get the facts straight.

Char
Char

Yeah, that's EXACTLY what a person with a criminal history or arrest record would say! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Char
Char

 EDITED & MORE COMMENTS ADDED: Regalado is a jerk with a God complex. I'm a Broward County resident, with no ties to any of them, but I have been watching the feud between Regaldo & the police chief for the past year & it's my opinion that Regalado is in the wrong & all he's been doing, for the past year is publically defaming the police chief. He's been abusing his power, to go after the police chief, who he obviously has a PERSONAL problem with. He simply doesn't like the guy & has made this a public fight, trying desperately to get the people on his side. Regalado has used the family, friends & neighbors of the criminals who were shot by the police (during crimes & arrests gone bad), knowing they are upset with the police. Regalado acts like he's a hero to these families, promising them he will punish the police for doing their jobs!!!!!!! Begging them to back him & fueling the fire against the police department, who put their lives on the line to defend & protect against criminals. But I think the people of Miami are smarter than this & they know Regalado's true intentions. Look, if you back Regalado & are against the police, it's SO OBVIOUS YOU DON'T like the police. It's easy for you to hate them when you get a traffic ticket or you yourself get arrested by a cop. But do you still hate cops when you call them to help you or protect you or even SAVE your life??? Probably not! Let's see how much you still hate them when YOU call 911 b/c one of these criminals has broken into your home, raped your daughter & is holding your family hostage! Cops do NOT have any "urges" to shoot unarmed people. IF a criminal does not follow procedure, if they do not put their hands up & show the police they do not have any hidden weapons, if they do not comply with the police's orders to surrender & get on the ground, then they DESERVE to be shot!!!!!!! Do you actually think that the cops should just WAIT until the criminal actually pulls a gun out of their pocket & fires at the cops & kills them? NO! It's POLICY EVERYWHERE, in every police department across this NATION, that if a person doesn't surrender & refuses to put their hands up & follow the police's orders, that they are LEGALLY entitled to shoot them, b/c they have no idea if that person has a weapon or not & they need to protect their lives as well as the lives of the innocent by standers!!!!!!!! Police work is not only dangerous, it can be DEADLY, so that's why they are given the legal authority, to shoot a suspect IF they refuse to comply & cooperate during an arrest! If YOU don't like the laws of our nation, then go into Politics & try to change them. But I warn you, 99% of the people, the GOOD citizens, support these laws, which were put into place to protect the police during these stand offs with criminals. If the criminals are so worried about being shot, then COMPLY with the police when they tell you to show your hands & get on the ground! But most criminals DO NOT comply, most criminals refuse to cooperate & the police don't take any chances & they shouldn't HAVE to take any chances with their lives!!!!!! They have children & families that love them & depend on them coming home, after their shift is done too! The police have done nothing wrong. Espisito has invited the DOJ & FBI to his department months ago to review if they wanted! He is not hiding anything. It's just unfortunate for them that they work in a particular area where crime is HIGH & there are more criminals than there are police! I applaud the police for doing their jobs & I applaud the chief for backing his officers & department & for standing his ground & not caving in to the Mayor's many scare tactics, trying to get him to resign. Regalado, the world has been watching & we see you for who you really are.... a moron, a jerk, a fraud, a dictator wanna be & hopefully soon.... an ex- mayor!!!!! 

Be honest
Be honest

Tomas Regalado should try to pretend he is a leader. He should not patronize the families of the dead criminals. Give it to them straight. "Your son aimed a gun at a cop. Your son was stupid. Stupid criminals get killed."

Then Regalado should go around to all the black neighborhoods that are full of criminals and tell people to stop committing crimes. What happened to Regalado's so-called zero tolerance policy on crime? Maybe Regalado's $140,000 per year policeman chauffeur should get back on the street?

Regalado is a jerk
Regalado is a jerk

Regalado is a jerk with a God complex. I'm a Broward County resident, with no ties to any of them, but I have been watching the feud between Regaldo & the police chief for the past year & it's my opinion that Regalado is in the wrong & all he's been doing, for the past year is publically defaming the police chief. He's been abusing his power, to go after the police chief, who he obviously has a PERSONAL problem with. He simply doesn't like the guy & has made this a public fight, trying desperately to get the people on his side. Regalado has used the family, friends & neighbors of the criminals who were shot by the police (during crimes & arrests gone bad), knowing they are upset with the police. Regalado acts like he's a hero to these families, promising them he will punish the police for doing their jobs!!!!!!! Begging them to back him & fueling the fire against the police department, who put their lives on the line to defend & protect against criminals. But I think the people of Miami are smarter than this & they know Regalado's true intentions. A criminal is a criminal, and if they have a gun & shoot back at the police, they deserve to be shot!!!!!! The police have done nothing wrong. It's just unfortunate for them that they work in a particular area where crime is HIGH & there are more criminals than there are police! I applaud the police for doing their jobs & I applaud the chief for backing his officers & department & for standing his ground & not caving in to the Mayor's many scare tactics, trying to get him to resign. Regalado, the world has been watching & we see you for who you really are.... a moron, a jerk, a fraud, a dictator wanna be & hopefully soon.... an ex- mayor!!!!!  

Cops are chauffeurs
Cops are chauffeurs

Tomas Regalado should really be asking why the Police are not doing their job. They should be killing a lot more criminals. Too many black criminals are carrying automatic weapons and too many blacks are committing crimes. Why isn't Chief Exposito pulling cops from behind desks and from being 24/7 chauffeurs for commissioners?

Put cops on the street. Get rid of the criminals. Does Regalado really need the DOJ to tell him cops should not be chauffeurs?

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