Here comes the spin. Wait for it…

As predicted, North Miami city officials are quickly going into damage control mode, desperately trying to put the genie back in the bottle after yesterday’s bombshell story about the police department.

Can’t really blame them.  They don’t pay media crisis consultant Brian Andrews of The News Directors, Inc. a whopping $2,000.00 a month for nothing.

Last night, NBC6 aired a follow up story about Police Chief Gary Eugene’s explosive interview with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the aftermath of a notorious police shooting last summer.  In his own words, the Chief described the myriad of problems he had inherited from his incompetent predecessor, Leonard Burgess, when he took the helm only a month earlier.

As expected, the officers he “outed” for conspiring against him … and against the truth … are livid.  “Illuminati” leader, Assistant Chief Larry Juriga, who the Chief accused of lying repeatedly to him about the facts of the shooting, and his “co-conspirator,” Commander Angel Rivera, who allegedly  attempted to coerce Commander Emile Hollant into revising his testimony, are among the cops who should be worried.  It now appears that they deliberately botched the investigation in order to protect the shooter, Jonathan Aledda, a member of the SWAT team under Rivera’s command.

A Miami Herald article posted last night described a disagreement between Chief Eugene and City Manager Larry Spring, who “couldn’t understand how Hollant could transmit over the radio that it appeared Rios, the autistic man, was loading a weapon but not witness the incident.”  Eugene defended Hollant by explaining that he “had plenty of time to return to the scene in the four minutes between his transmission and his alleged walk back to his patrol vehicle to grab binoculars.”

Despite pressure from Rivera, Commander Emile Hollant, who was present on the scene but did not personally witness the actual shooting, has stood by his statement that this is exactly what happened.

The testimony that Chief Gary Eugene gave to the FDLE is consistent with the information he had been providing to the authorities from day one.  At the time, the Chief was fuming that he had been lied to by his Assistant Chief, and was ready to fire him on the spot, but Deputy City Manager Arthur Sorey intervened on Juriga’s behalf.

Now city officials are more outraged that the State Attorney’s Office released the taped interview of Chief Eugene without prior notice than they seem to be about the confirmed corruption in the police department.

In the latest article posted this morning by the Miami New Times, North Miami Commissioner: Rundle Should “Wrap Up” Kinsey Investigation Already,  Councilman Scott Galvin was quoted as saying, “The State Attorney’s Office, without notifying the City of North Miami, released critical documentation into an ongoing and open investigation. We’re not even clear yet what else… hasn’t been released.”

The New Times also reiterated the fact  that Commander Hollant, who was set up by Assistant Chief Larry Juriga, was cleared of all wrongdoing  by the State Attorney’s Office within two days of the complaint improperly filed against him.

And, yet, by asking, “Is Hollant’s testimony available?”, Councilman Galvin is still  intent on dragging the Commander into the mix.

Why?

While the investigation of the shooter, Officer Jonathan Aledda has not yet been completed, there is NO “ongoing and open investigation” being conducted on Commander Emile Hollant. 

That ship has sailed!

The only “open investigation” that is currently being conducted on Commander Hollant is by the PD’s own Internal Affairs division.  Considering that Hollant “violated” the blue wall of silence by refusing to lie to protect another cop, I’m sure the investigation will be completely fair and impartial.

NOT!

Whether he is doing it deliberately or unwittingly, Mr. Galvin’s attempt to skirt the real issue is not fooling anyone, and is an insult to the intelligence of North Miami residents.

Councilman Galvin also seems intent on discrediting the Police Chief.  Despite the fact that Gary Eugene has been employed by the North Miami Police Department since 2013, as pointed out by the New Times, Galvin stated, “It’s hard to grasp the entirety of the police department in just two weeks’ time in there …”

No, Mr. Galvin, it’s not hard at all.

Considering that, under Eugene’s predecessor, the NMPD failed its accreditation assessment for the first time in its history, it is proof positive that the “entirety of the police department” is one hot mess.

Just saying.

All this deflecting, finger-pointing, and red-herring tossing will do nothing to change the fact that North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene’s statement to the FDLE was the truth as he saw it.  He is to be commended for his honesty and for having the courage to stand by his words.

Instead, he is being attacked by city officials for daring to speak his mind.

Meanwhile, the three most critical issues that no one at City Hall seems to be concerned about are that (a) Assistant Chief Larry Juriga repeatedly lied to his direct supervisor about a police shooting, (b) Commander Angel Rivera attempted to tamper with the testimony of a witness, and (c) both of them defied the Chief’s direct order not to file false charges against Commander Hollant with the State Attorney’s Office.

If they are capable of going to such great lengths in order to cover the ass of a fellow cop, how far would they go to cover their own?

Better yet, how far have they already gone?

Just saying.

Stephanie

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La ap vini vire a. Rete tann pou li …

Kòm prevwa, North Miami lavil ofisyèl yo byen vit ale nan mòd kontwòl domaj, dezespereman ap eseye mete jeni an tounen nan boutèy la apre istwa Surprise yè a sou depatman lapolis la.

pa ka vrèman blame yo. Yo pa peye medya kriz konsiltan Brian Andrews of Directors nan nouvèl, Inc. yon kolosal $ 2,000.00 yon mwa pou pa gen anyen.

Yè swa, NBC6 devwale yon swivi istwa sou entèvyou eksplozif Chèf Polis Gary Eugene la ak Depatman Eta Florid pou Law Enforcement nan a konsekans yon polis notwa tire ete dènye a. Nan pwòp mo li yo, Chèf ki dekri myriad a nan pwoblèm li te eritye de predesesè enkonpetan l ‘yo, Leonard Burgess, lè li te pran Helm la sèlman yon mwa pi bonè.

Kòm espere, ofisye yo li “outed” pou konspire sou do l ‘… ak kont sa a verite a … se furieux. “Iluminati” lidè, Asistan an Chèf Larry Juriga, ki moun ki chèf nan akize de kouche repete l ‘sou bagay ki pase nan tire a, ak li “ko-konspirateur,” kòmandan Angel Rivera, ki swadizan te eseye entimide kòmandan Emile Hollant an revize temwayaj li , se yo ki pami flik yo ki ta dwe enkyete. Li kounye a parèt yo ke yo fè espre botched ankèt la yo nan lòd pwoteje tirè a, Jonatan Aledda, yon manm nan ekip la SWAT anba lòd Rivera a.

Yon atik Miami Herald afiche yè swa dekri yon dezakò ant Chèf Eugene ak Vil Manadjè Larry Prentan, ki moun ki “pa t ‘kapab konprann ki jan Hollant te kapab transmèt sou radyo a ke li parèt Rios, nonm sa a otis, yo te chaje yon zam, men se pa temwen ensidan an . ” Eugene defann Hollant pa ki eksplike ke li “te gen anpil tan pou li retounen nan sèn nan nan kat minit ki genyen ant transmisyon l ‘, li l’ mache swadizan tounen nan machin patwouy l ‘gen tan pwan longvi.”

Malgre presyon soti nan Rivera, kòmandan Emile Hollant, ki moun ki te prezan sou sèn nan men pa t ‘pèsonèlman temwen tire aktyèl la, li te kanpe bò kote deklarasyon li ke sa a se ekzakteman ki sa te pase.

temwayaj la ki Chèf Gary Eugene te bay FDLE a se ki konsistan avèk enfòmasyon ki li te bay bay otorite yo nan yon jou. Nan moman sa a, Chèf la te fuman ke li te bay manti a pa Chèf Asistan l ‘, li te pare nan dife l’ sou tèren an, men Adjwen City Manager Arthur Sorey entèveni sou non Juriga la.

Koulye a, lavil ofisyèl yo gen plis imilye ke Biwo Pwokirè a Eta a lage entèvyou a kole nan Chèf Eugene san avètisman anvan pase yo sanble yo gen sou koripsyon an konfime nan depatman lapolis la.

Nan atik la dènye afiche sa a maten pa New Times la Miami, Nò Komisyonè Miami: Rundle ta dwe “Mare moute” Kinsey Envestigasyon Deja, Manm Konsèy Scott Galvin te fè remake ke li di: “Biwo Pwokirè a Eta a, san yo pa avize vil la nan North Miami, lage kritik dokiman nan yon ankèt kontinyèl epi yo louvri. Nou pa menm klè ankò ki lòt bagay … pa ki te lage. “

New Times la tou repete lefèt ke kòmandan Hollant, ki moun ki te mete kanpe pa Asistan an Chèf Larry Juriga, yo te otorize nan tout mechanste pa Biwo Avoka Eta-a nan de jou a plent lan mal ki fét kont l ‘.

Epi, ankò, pa mande, “Èske temwayaj Hollant nan disponib?”, Manm Konsèy Galvin se toujou entansyon sou trenen kòmandan an nan melanj la.

Poukisa?

Pandan ke ankèt la nan tirè a, Ofisye Jonatan Aledda pa gen ankò yo te ranpli, pa gen okenn “kontinyèl epi yo louvri ankèt” ke yo te fèt sou Kòmandan Emile Hollant.

te bato ki navige!

sèlman “louvri ankèt la” ki se kounye a ke yo te fèt sou Kòmandan Hollant se pa pwòp divizyon zafè entèn PD a. Lè ou konsidere ke Hollant “vyole” miray ranpa a nan ble nan silans pa refize bay manti a pwoteje yon lòt jandam, mwen si ke ankèt la yo pral konplètman ki jis e san patipri.

PA!

Si se li ki fè li fè espre oswa ras, eseye Mesye Galvin a jip pwoblèm nan reyèl se pa sa pwan plezi ak nenpòt moun ki, epi li se yon joure ak entèlijans la nan moun ki abite North Miami.

Manm Konsèy Galvin tou sanble entansyon sou diskredite Chèf la Lapolis. Malgre lefèt ke Gary Eugene te anplwaye pa Depatman Lapolis Miami Nò depi 2013, kòm vize deyò pa New Times la, Galvin deklare, “Li difisil yo atrab antye a nan depatman polis la nan tan jis de semèn ‘nan la .. . “

Non, Mesye Galvin, li pa difisil nan tout.

Lè ou konsidere ke, anba predesesè Eugene la, NMPD la echwe evalyasyon akreditasyon li yo pou premye fwa nan istwa li yo, li se prèv pozitif ke “antye a nan polis depatman an” se youn dezòd cho.

Jis di.

Tout devyasyon sa a, dwèt-pwente, ak wouj-aran yo tap voye pral fè pa gen anyen yo chanje lefèt ke deklarasyon Chèf Polis North Miami Gary Eugene nan FDLE a te verite a jan l ‘wè sa. Li se yo dwe konplimante pou onètete l ‘, li pou gen kouraj nan kanpe bò pawòl li yo.

Olye de sa, se li ki te atake pa ofisyèl lavil pou nana yo pale lide li.

Pandan se tan, twa pwoblèm yo ki pi enpòtan ki pa gen yon nan City Hall sanble yo dwe konsène sou yo se ke (a) Asistan an Chèf Larry Juriga repete bay manti a sipèvizè dirèk li sou yon tire lapolis, (b) kòmandan Angel Rivera eseye manipilasyon ak temwayaj la nan yon temwen, ak (c) tou de peyi yo defye lòd dirèk Chèf la pa pote akizasyon fo kont kòmandan Hollant ak Biwo Avoka Eta a.

Si yo kapab pou yo ale nan longè tankou gwo nan lòd yo kouvri manman bourik la nan yon jandam parèy, ki jan lwen yo ta ale nan kouvri pwòp yo?

Pi bon toujou, ki jan lwen te yo te deja ale?

Jis di.

Stephanie

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6 Comments

  1. Frantz Louis says:

    Juriga & Galvin have ran a muck! Finally the truth is coming to light. Let’s see how the city handles this.

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  2. Jackie kennesu says:

    Stephanie keep up the good journalism!! This case has gone on long enough – reinstate HOLLANT and let’s get on with the business of keeping Miami residents safe. It’s unbeliever this is still going on!

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  3. Retired Sgt. Gale Beyer (MDCR) says:

    Wow. Instead of righting a wrong, city hall is still trying to cover up this incident. How safe are the citizens of North Miami with Juriga, Rivera and Spring still working. Let Chief Eugene do his job, The Mayor needs to be addressing Larry Springs involvement and take the appropriate action against him. No one is above the law and Juriga and Rivera lied in a official proceeding. That is perjury and should be addressed by the SAO and FDLE for the appropiate action to be taken against them. Commander Hollant has been cleared and should be reinstated immediately.
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  4. Marcelina Joseph says:

    Thank you , We Appreciate your update. we demand Justice or We will vote for new Leadership at City Hall

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