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. Continue reading