Hot on the heels of Veldora Arthur's indictment, NBC 6 reports that Miami police officer Vernell Reynolds "has been charged with fraud and three counts of grand theft after she lied to get thousands of dollars from the "Step Up for Students" scholarship fund, officials said Tuesday."
We also learn that Ms. Reynolds is a high ranking member of the Police Union, the same Union that backed Mayor Regalado and wanted former Chief John Timoney out because Timoney's discipline had lowered morale in the department.
NBC 6 goes on to state that:
"News of the arrest adds to the Miami Police Department's growing reputation of a corrupt unit."
We thought that Armando Aguilar and the rest of the Union were bitching when Timoney was Chief.
It was Aguilar who said of Timoney:
“There’s been nothing but turmoil since he started at this police department. It’s been hell on our troops. He’s basically destroyed morale.”
That is why Regalado replaced Timoney with Exposito. But now the police has a "growing reputation of a corrupt unit?"
How's morale now boys?? Were the seven shootings not enough to satisfy your "predator" cravings?
We'll see how long it takes the
Maybe Chuck will actually do some work and tell everyone it is NOT the first time Officer Reynolds has been in trouble.
She has been "sanctioned for removing, while in police uniform, an electric meter box from an apartment she was renting to a third person and for placing the box in the trunk of her City of Miami police car."
Thankfully, we're paying people like Veldora and Reynolds to keep us all safe!