Miami Beach Relieves Det. Philippe Archer of Duty

Categories: The Badge

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Philippe Archer, the Miami Beach Police detective who has demonstrated a flair for beating the shit out of people and is now the subject of three lawsuits, has been relieved of duty.

See also: Miami Beach Man Claims Cop Knocked Him Out When He Tried to Be a Good Samaritan

Riptide first broke news last week that Archer was manhandling Megan Adamescu, a 29-year-old model, who was heavily intoxicated at the time. Archer was in plainclothes at the time, and Adamescu says he never showed her a badge (though another witness refutes that claim). Adamescu was left with a concussion and a black eye.

Andrew Mossberg saw the incident, and not knowing that Archer was an officer, got involved. He was left with several contusions to his face.

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At least three people claim they were beaten and wrongly arrested by the undercover cop and have filed lawsuits. The FBI's public corruption unit is also investigating Archer.

Under pressure from Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, MBPD has now relieved Archer of duty.

Here's a statement released to Local 10:

As a result of the ongoing joint investigation of Miami Beach Case: 2013-71647 between the FBI and the Miami Beach Police Department. Effective immediately Detective Philippe Archer has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. The Miami Beach Police Department takes all allegations of officer misconduct seriously and will ensure that a full and thorough review of the incident in question is conducted.

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..............................he will certainly find a job at DIRTY BLONDEs in ft liquordale as a BOUNCER anytime at all

Donny Scott Breal
Donny Scott Breal

@Robb Broad, I wished he would have beat your punk ass to a pulp!

SobeBaby
SobeBaby

The beach is full of these poor victims who go out and get so blasted on cocaine, MDMA and Grey Goose - They have NO memory of slapping, spitting on and biting the cop in front of the nightclub - They wake up to the sound of metal doors clanking, loud voices and Tupac blaring at DCJ and have no idea how they got there. The remove the vomit and blood covered shirt and wash it in the sink toilet combo - and then sit until their name is called. Head pounding, ears ringing, the dry mouth and the fog of confusion. After the bail hearing, they get a copy of the arrest report - reading it like the morning news paper...Wow!  I did that?

Then they get a lawyer like O'donnel to take the case for $7 grand (up-front to get started) and the lawyer cuts & pastes some of his classic "excessive force"  language into a complaint and faxes it to the MBPD... 

SoBe is a cesspool of dead-ender club kids,  gay nomads from all over the Nation running from bench-warrants, blood tests and creditors and the usual crackheads ALL mixing with the old money rich folks trying to hold on.

Working in a cesspool you're going to get some shiyat on you for sure! 

We need officer Shaft on that wall....Can you dig it?

Linda Yesenia
Linda Yesenia

Hes just on vacation. They need to investigate more of these assholes.

Johnathan Robert Broad
Johnathan Robert Broad

This is not surprising for so many reasons. A black cop in Miami is breaking the law? Noooo.....

I-like-it-up-the-but
I-like-it-up-the-but

If you are a nigger they will investigate you,hang you, and terminate you. But if you taze an unarmed skate boarder to death thats ok. Nobody lost their lives here , but yet administratively something is being done. You got to love that stupid cuban mayor over their ,she can't even write her own name ,yet alone put sentences together. You should fire the cops that killed the skate boarder. What a dumb stupid city.

Alex Porro
Alex Porro

That's what happens when you give thugs badges...All cops should be forced to (at least) attain a College degree as part of their "academy training". Instead, every meat head that you went to high school with takes the "become a cop" route because they're too stupid to apply themselves intellectually otherwise, and the result is a police force full of thugs, who think they're untouchable and can do whatever they want.

pgozaloff
pgozaloff

The problem with South Florida Cops is that the US Justice Department never seems to investigate the patterns, practices, and customs by these Police Departments and therefore unless there is a Video tape they simply rebuff any trying to lodge a complaint. The Hollywood Police IAD simply turns a blind eye.  For example when reporting an excessive force complaint to Hollywood IAD I was told by them " that no excessive force was used based on the Police Report".  When I asked them if that was something the police usually writes in a report I was told " They can not lie good enough to get it past me",  You can't make this shit up.  This is a true story and subject of a 1983 Civil Rights Suit.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

fuck the police, that cop is a pussy, try hitting people without a badge and gun

Shawn O'Brion
Shawn O'Brion

Sad that it takes a mayor to release an obviously abusive cop.

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Philippe Archer look me up, it's been a LONG TIME! I'm sure you will be cleared brother, but while your on a paid vacation, buy me lunch! lol

albertr0326
albertr0326

that fucking mother fucker. supended with pay. That should be without pay!!

Jamal Mackey
Jamal Mackey

wow. And this is the cop everyone decides to get mad at. Not the ones killing unarmed men but the ones using force against drunk white girls. smh

James Eagles
James Eagles

it's about time. "the line forms to the right...there are several others who need to be fired."

Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster

^What a joke. Why the hell do these assholes get a paid vacation whenever they are investigated??

Lou Ce Fur
Lou Ce Fur

Good ! Filthy pig ... Lets see how though he is now without a badge

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

I'm not happy to be buying a condo over there knowing that law enforcement turns a blind cheek to gross, brutal arrest tactics only to cave in when tens of thousands around the country and world complain about the obvious lack of control. The FBI needs to be way involved in enforcing compliance in this department. Personally, now that the spotlight is on, and a real pressure is there, I don't expect this kind of rubbish behavior to continue by jacked on steroids cops. And yes, they do take roids (many) which shockingly are prescribed to them (this way the case with BSO when I was a PD in Broward).

D.f. Basora
D.f. Basora

I love Mayor Matti but its kinda sad that she had to be pressured into doing this. I mean, BECAUSE ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, never figured into her equation? Wtf?

internetinternet
internetinternet

His union lawyer will get him back to work in no time.  He will sue the city if terminated.  His union contract was approved by your elected officials.  To police and fire really need to unionized still? 

MIA2010
MIA2010

I read the Miami Herald article on the MBPD incident and saw that the involved cop's name was Archer.I immediately recognized the name and searched it to find that it is in fact the same POS that threatened my friends and me in 1998 while we were hanging out on Washington Ave.He pulled us over after we stopped our car behind a taxi…he said we were obstructing traffic.Long story made short, after questioning our background, he threatened to ruin our weekend and our college scholarships by taking us to jail if we didn't hurry up and move our vehicle.I recall him and his fellow buddy, Officer Jones, being up in our faces while yelling and cursing us out.We weren't small guys, but they had the guns and the shields.That's something that one never forgets...especially when they didn't do anything wrong.Archer is an abuser and has been so for a long time.His longstanding behavior, coupled with the sense of being untouchable in the MBPD is proven to be a recipe for disaster (especially when on the head or face of someone else).I'm 40 years old now and I've seen him occasionally on SOBE.I cannot believe that he's been around for 18 years doing the same thing to other civilians.He is going to harm the wrong person one day and finally get his triangle flag draping...

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..................................well SoBeBaby you forgot to mention a few other scams like these homeless vagabonds and miscreants PURPOSELY get themselves involved for cha-ching an ultimate "settlement" with the City for damages (they used to just ride the public bus hoping to be in an accident so they could cha-ching get a "settlement" in the HOBO LOTTERY)

otherwise the drug dealers are laundering money buying up all the new high-rise luxury condos further driving out the remaining local residents leaving partiers and bums the last inhabitants the visitors come to see and gawk at and party with and then go home

the origins of the wild west show was the marielitos who drove out all civilization and community of any previous human beings who were replaced by those savage animals flushed from cuba's toilets and now host to URBAN WEEK as a "high-light"

the municipal workers also have their own scams going including the parking violations personnel and the police and fire and code inspectors completing the circle of SoBe life

illwilled19
illwilled19

That sounds like personal experience of yours ,,so detailed ,,

masie.nguema
masie.nguema

@Alex Porro Wrong. You have more college educated cops than ever nowadays (if you consider a BA in Criminal Justice being "educated). But the police brutality is worse than ever. Cops with degrees go around with a superiority complex that makes them feel entitled to treat common people as sub-humans. Nah, I'll take the simple Barney Fifes over today's "highly educated law enforcement professionals" any day.

hiandlows
hiandlows

@Donnie Danger please realize he was in plain clothes when fucked that guy up


SobeBaby
SobeBaby

@MIA2010 you got yelled at...

Move on kid!  The world is a jungle sometimes..

SobeBaby
SobeBaby

@masie.nguema True that..  I am reminded of the Boulder Police Dept in Colorado...You need a degree before you apply - No exceptions..Then the JonBenet Ramsey case - where we saw the circus of Subaru driving, intellectual cops make complete fools of themselves.

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