As inexplicable as last summer’s shooting of an unarmed black man by North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was, the ensuing Internal Affairs investigation of Commander Emile Hollant is even more mind-blowing.
While the shooter was relieved of duty with pay, the Commander was falsely accused of lying to investigators about his involvement in the incident, and immediately suspended without pay. While Hollant’s pay was eventually restored, he has yet been allowed to return to duty.
Meanwhile, the NMPD’s IA division opened its ridiculous investigation after Assistant Chief Larry Juriga and the now retired Major Trevor Shinn told Chief Gary Eugene that Hollant claimed he wasn’t even at the scene of the shooting. They also said that Aledda fired his weapon on Hollant’s command.
Although both of those allegations were complete fiction, once they were made they set in motion a series of events that have since destroyed the careers and reputations of two law dedicated enforcement officers.
Make no mistake, it was all by design. Continue reading