Breaking News: Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson Arrested!

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A breaking news message from my NBC 6 app flashed on my phone shortly before 10:00 PM, announcing, Miami Gardens PD Chief Busted for Soliciting Prostitute.

In an updated story posted just a few minutes ago, the news that former North Miami City Manager (and Chief of Police before that gig) Stephen Johnson was arrested at a Dania Beach motel.

Johnson was fired immediately.  The article reported that, “A news release from the department said Assistant Chief Antonio Brooklen will serve as interim chief.”

What a dumb schmuck!

In case anyone is interested in the arrest details, they can be found at Sheriff.org:

Johnson ArrestWhile this news was breaking, two thoughts crossed my mind.

For one thing, it was commonly believed that all the crap he pulled during his stint as City Manager was because he was simply doing former Mayor Andre Pierre’s bidding.  Johnson can’t blame Andre for this one.

Photo: NBCMiami.com

Photo: NBCMiami.com

The second thing was that, in addition to the North Bay Village Police Department, at least there’s another opening for North Miami Police Chief Leonard Burgess to consider.

Ya know.  Just in case.

Stephanie Kienzle
“Spreading the Wealth”

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  1. tina killiany says:

    Steve always covered Andre’s ass that’s for sure!If what you’re doing is illegal Andre I will decree it legal! LOL!

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  2. jay says:

    Another one bites the dust…another one down and another one down!!! Dumb schmuck is the right description. I know from a friend of mine who was a former NM police officer that even when Steve Johnson was a new police officer he did not know how to fill out a police report and needed help each time to do so…not to mention the number of times he was seen sleeping in his patrol car while on duty. This guy was a loser from way back, but of course, he was the perfect hire for Police Chief in North Miami also known as the City of Peter Principle. His promotion to City Manager under Pierre and crook Lucy was as predictable as rain…get a dummy to do your dirty work and what a dummy Steve Johnson is! He rose to a level of incompetence like a rocket to the moon…it was just a matter of time before he exploded! There remains the issue of his quick departure from North Miami as City Manager with a ‘severance package’. I don’t know but did you ever hear of a severance package for someone who hastily resigns just prior to his boss, crook Lucy, is indicted? Was there any inside info for Steve to get out of town before the sh.t hit the fan? And how about the possibility of his hasty departure as hush money? This should definitely be a cautionary tale to Chief Burgess, who is also over his head.

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  3. Cristina Grant says:

    I would venture to guess that were only about three people on the planet who didn’t think he was an idiot, his mother wife and child; clearly he had to show them otherwise.

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