Thursday, January 06, 2011
REGALADO MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CHIEF EXPOSITO'S ACTIONS!
The latest victim of this hoodwink is Hank Tester over at CBS 4, writing that: "It also galls Mayor Tomas Regalado, who fears unrest in the streets. Yet the mayor seems to understand the dilemma when he says, "We got to figure out what to say."
But it was only a little over a year ago, when Mayor Regalado first took office, that he made ridding Miami of Chief John Timoney his number one priority.
Back then, Armando Aguilar, president of the Police union gave the reasons for seeking Timoney's ouster:
“There’s been nothing but turmoil since he started at this police department,” Aguilar told the press last weekend. “It’s been hell on our troops. He’s basically destroyed morale.”
Read today's Crespo Gram Report.
Can anyone honestly say morale has improved under Exposito?
Regalado followed with "“My move is to keep saying to the city manager that I’m very uncomfortable with the chief,” Regalado told the press. “I will say that every day. People get messages.”
Does anyone really think that Regalado can't get his lackey Tony Crapp to do what he wants?
So why could Regalado get rid of Timoney and not Exposito?
The answer is partly in today's Herald that reveals that former manager Migoya are accusing Regalado of stalling a raid on gambling machines.
And who is the officer making the accusation? Chairman Sarnoff pal Al Alvarez.
The plot thickens, and Regalado is caught in the middle.
His utter incompetence and "keen knack" have led him to this.
Time to be held accountable, and time for him to exercise some leadership.
Otherwise, prison is looming in the distance.