Police Union Proposes More Police, Mandatory Pat Downs at Ultra

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The Miami lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police have chimed in on Ultra Music Festival's future in Miami. The police union is all for it ... just as long as all private security guards are replaced by City of Miami police officers and that they're allowed to pat down every person entering the festival.

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Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates Chosen to Take Over Miami Beach PD

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Miami Beach may have found its new police chief. CBS Miami confirms that Aurora, Colorado police chief Dan Oates has been selected by Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales to take over for retiring chief Raymond Martinez. However, the city commission must vote on the matter before Oates officially takes the job.

Oates is best known for leading the response to the 2012 Dark Knight theater shooting and is credited with lowering crime in Aurora, but has also been criticized for taking a tough stance against medical marijuana and botching a bunch of sexual assault investigations.

See also: Ultra Music Festival Hires Miami Beach Police Chief As Its New Security Director

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Drunk Driving Miami-Dade Cop Struck Shopping Cart with Two Kids Inside

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A Miami-Dade cop charged with protecting citizens now finds himself on the other end of the law for endangering and injuring two of our youngest citizens.

Officer Ryan Robinson, 41, was arrested on Saturday night for drunk driving after he struck a shopping cart with two children inside in a parking lot. The cart tipped over and the two children, aged 3 and 6, suffered facial injuries.

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Miami Beach Detective Suspended Over Accusations of Serial Sexual Battery on a Minor

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Oldy Ochoa Jr. allegedly met the girl while working on a case. The two flirted on Facebook and e-mail, and -- according to the girl -- the Miami Beach Police detective photographed his young muse as she posed suggestively.

According to a search warrant obtained by CBS 4 News, the girl had a troubled past and spent a lot of time in the police department with officers.

Now the 17-year-old is saying that Ochoa sexually battered her on two occasions in his police car. The first incident allegedly occurred behind a strip mall in Pembroke Pines, which is where Ochoa lives. The girl told police that a second incident occurred in a wooded part of Northwest Miami-Dade.

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Miami-Dade Cop Popped for DUI Asks FHP Trooper to "Let Him Go," Falls Asleep in Vomit

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Miami-Dade police officer Albert Coriat apparently thinks law enforcement agencies giving each other special treatment is more important than public safety.

Back on February 16th, Coriat, who is 40, popped an illegal U-turn on the Florida Turnpike near mile marker 59. An FHP trooper spotted the illegal maneuver and pulled Coriat over. Coriat told the trooper he was a Miami-Dade police officer and provided his badge and ID as proof.


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South Miami Police Officer Sues City for Time It Took Him to Put on His Uniform

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The only people who get paid to put on clothes are fashion models, but a former sergeant in the South Miami Police Department is suing to have police officers added to that list too.

Michael Weissberg claims he worked five to ten extra overtime hours a week for which he was not paid while on the force. He insists those hours included time it took him to put on and take off his uniform and clean out his squad car.

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FIU Is Developing a Real Life RoboCop

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Are we living in some sort of dystopian future? We don't know, but we do know researchers at FIU have developed technology that have brought us one step closer to a real life RoboCop.

Researchers at the school's Discovery Lab are working on a project called TeleBot that would allow disabled police officers to control a law-and-order enforcing robot.

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Jermaine Dupri Claims Miami Beach Police Are Profiling Celebrities

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Like Justin Bieber, producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri was pulled over by Miami Beach police after a night out partying recently. Unlike Justin Bieber, though, he walked free.

Dupri doesn't think though that both stars' trouble with cops on the island were a coincidence. He told TMZ he thinks that beach cops are intentionally profiling celebrities.


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SNL's Miami Cop Sketch Was Perfect, Except for One Annoying Mistake

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Justin Bieber's Miami Beach arrest was all anyone was talking about over the weekend, so it was fitting it became fodder for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Kenan Thompson came out as Frank Medina, the officer who arrested the Biebs. There were some great jokes about Miami, but there was just one little detail that annoyed the hell out of us.

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How Not to Get Arrested in Miami Beach: A Guide for Justin Bieber

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Could Justin Bieber have gotten off with just a few traffic citations and been allowed to go his merry way, thus avoiding the public carnival that became his first arrest? We can't say for sure, but he certainly didn't help his chances by pretty much doing everything you're not supposed to do when pulled over by a Miami Beach cop.

See also: Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami Beach on Charges of Drag Racing, Failing a Sobriety Test

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