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Chief Expo reiterates that the city charter only allows for the City Manager to be his direct supervisor.
But it was Alvarez who provided most of the fireworks during the interview stating that:
Channels 23 and 7 were the only two outlets to report about the nightclub incident involving the daughter of the Chief's executive assistant that happened in September of last year.
Dianne Fernandez, Channel 7 news reporter, stated how the police department started an investigation into this matter after she reported on the story, but that this is false because the police were already investigating.
Dianne Fernandez was told about Paul Philip being appointed before City of Miami police did.
Mayor Tomas Regalado stated to Univision that Paul Philip was brought in to supervise Chief Exposito, to investigate all the allegations against the Chief, and to make a decision as to the Chief's future because Tony Crapp Jr. is not qualified to make that decision.
Dianne Fernandez is close friends with both Tommy and Raquelita Regalado. They live on Brickell Key, go to parties together, and it was she who reported on the anonymous allegations against the Chief. Alvarez asks why did the five officers go to Fernandez when they could have gone to the FBI or FDLE or the State Attorney.
The costs surrounding security for the Channel 23 and Univision sponsored "Three Kings Parade" would be over $85,000, not found in the city budget, but that the police was told the city would absorb the cost. Univision, a private company, benefited from the $85,000 security subsidy paid for by the city. But who approved the spending of this money?
Cops anonymously going to media outlets controlled by certain factions is an attempt to make the Chief of Police look bad.
Philip is being paid $70,000 by a city that is bankrupt.
Alvarez then takes it a step further by referring to Philip's job as a "botella," a derogatory Spanish term for a hack given a government job out of convenience rather than talent.
We are anxious to see whether Babysitter in Chief Mr. Philip will ask both Chief Exposito and Major Alvarez for explanations regarding their statements.
We are also anxious to see whether the City Manager will enforce his newly created APM 11-01 Media Relations Policy, if Chief Exposito and Major Alvarez did in fact appear on camera without asking for prior persmission.
When will the Mayor decide to exercise real leadership?