Miami police chief said find any black person walking the streets and pin open burglaries cases on them. How many police departments employ this practice to maintain a high crime solving rate?
A small suburb of Miami called Biscayne Park previously achieved a nearly perfect rate of “crime-solving” when it came to burglaries, one that the town’s former police chief Raimundo Atesiano viewed as a source of pride. Unfortunately he and his department’s method of achieving these rates were beyond dubious according to the officers who worked under the former police chief. According to them, they were ordered to stop and pick up random Black people and charge them with burglaries they didn’t commit so that the department could classify unsolved burglaries as “solved.” (This is of course a practice that dates back all the way to the days immediately following ‘Emancipation’ as a means of re-enslaving supposedly freed people after the Civil War, as documented in Ava DuVernay’s 13th documentary and Slavery By Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon.)
According to officer Anthony De La Torre as part of an internal…
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