Is Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito Getting Fired on Tuesday?

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In any other city, the ongoing tension between City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito would be bizarre. In Miami, it's business as usual. Yet, according to The Miami Herald's sources, the strange saga could come to an end on Tuesday. Apparently, City Manager Johnny Martinez may be preparing Exposito's pink slip for early next week.

Exposito is set to retire in December anyway, but apparently the Regalado administration has had enough of the drama. Martinez will suspend Exposito on Tuesday, apparently, and then the chief has five days to bring his case in front of the City Council. The Council has the final say over Exposito's firing.

As part of his election campaign, Regalado promised to fire controversial former police chief John Timoney and then promptly picked Exposito to take over the role. However, the relationship between Exposito and Regalado has been tense. The two have publicly bickered over everything from gaming machines to a rash of deadly police-involved shootings of unarmed African American men.

According to The Herald, Martinez will likely claim that the Chief "circumnavigated" City Hall back in July, when Martinez refused to allow Exposito to demote three high ranking officers. Exposito put them on desk jobs anyway, even after the manager asked for more information.

Of course, none of this is officially confirmed as of yet.

Though, if you're interested, the job listing for Exposito's job is already online.

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joefranklins
joefranklins

You people complaining about the gaming machines (maquinitas) are idiots, if anything, they save people money!  You have Indian Casinos where folks lose hundreds and thousands of dollars gambling as appose to these parlors where folks play and may lose 10 or 20 bucks.  I've seen this happening over the past ten years, people have lost their homes gambling at the Indian casinos and a few have killed themselves over their losses.  Folks are going to gamble no matter what, and if you think the parlors are preying on poor people, you think they'll stay away from the Indians place?? This is all bullshit from Exposito since the courts have allowed these machines in other places, guy is an asshole and needs to go.  You think he really cares about the city??  Wait and see, he'll now hurt the city as much as possible with lawsuits and pension demands to extract as much as he can.  The city can't afford assholes like this.

Fraud
Fraud

Why does City Manager Johnny Martinez demand to be chauffeured around town by a $130,000 per year certified police officer in a $50,000 taxpayer owned SUV?

Plus Martinez gets a $600 per month vehicle allowance for his own $120,000 BMW.

Chauffeurs
Chauffeurs

Miguel Exposito does try to keep many of the 1,150 Miami cops on the street. Unfortunately, Regalado and the Commissioners make 5-6 $125,000 police officers be chauffeurs for themselves. Shameful.

IA chauffeur
IA chauffeur

New Chief of Internal Affairs was a chauffeur for 3 years. A $118,000 per year chauffeur.

Cuban Mafia
Cuban Mafia

Former and current Cuban Mafia members involved in financing Regalado's and Julio Robaina's campaigns. Side business? Gambling machines. See crespogramreport.

Gambling machines
Gambling machines

If Mayor Regalado fires Miguel Exposito watch gambling machines pop up in every bodega and corner malt liquor store in Miami.

Sarnoff Signs
Sarnoff Signs

Marc Sarnoff had City of Miami cops go to your house? One pulled a gun?

File a compliant? Sarnoff's chauffeur is head of Internal Affairs. Good luck.

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

The fat, odious pig sent a thug cop to my home who put a gun to my head on August 14th, after I pulled some illegal campaign signs from Commissioner Sarnoff's home-office compound's front fence (it is public easement).  See what MPD and Exposito and Sarnoff did to me, at YT, at Sarnoff Signs, see the "ampdavolts" comments (that's me, Reid) under the video? Click on the associated hyperlink to get the full low-down of our local blue-ball Mafia, please. Thank you, Reid Welch, cop beating and terror survivor.

Profit Motive
Profit Motive

Regalado is getting City Manager Johnny Martinez to fire Police Chief Exposito because Regalado wants to help his friends install thousands of illegal gambling machines throughout Miami.

Exposito opposes illegal gambling.

Illegal machines
Illegal machines

Chief Exposito opposes illegal gambling machines. Tomas Regalado gets campaign contributions from gambling machine owners and operators.

Gambling machines steal money from poor people.

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

At this point and with all the past drama, who cares??

Jeebus
Jeebus

so you're giving up? coward.

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

Giving up what?? A publicity happy, cigar toting nutbag? There are a lot more where he came from. It's just another day in Miami politics.

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