Feds List 18 More Miami Officers Being Probed
MIAMI (AP) _ Federal agents have given city police officials the names of 18 Miami officers, including that of a former assistant police chief, in the latest move in an ongoing investigation of corruption in the department.
Since 1985, about 75 Miami officers have been arrested, suspended or fired for a variety of misdeeds, from homicide to cocaine possession to prostitution and drunken driving.
Police Chief Clarence Dickson has predicted that as many as 100 officers, nearly 10 percent of the force, could be involved in some level of corruption.
Alfredo Bared, whose name was on the list FBI agents gave to Miami police internal security detectives Monday, is the highest-ranking person whose conduct is under scrutiny.
″In 26 years in the Miami Police Department, I never did anything illegal,″ he said Monday night. ″I can tell you that - 100 percent. Al Bared did not do anything wrong, be it civilly, criminally, ethically or whatever.″
None of the 18 has been relieved of duty, police said Monday. Bared, 49, resigned in 1986.
Although police and the FBI have refused to discuss specific allegations, The Miami Herald reported that unidentified sources said they all involve drugs.