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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:05 PM

3 Miami police officers fired over "target practice" jokes in black neighborhoods

Really? How the hell did these guys think this was appropriate? Or that they can keep saying (or doing) such things with impunity?

Three new police officers were fired for making comments on a group chat about using Miami’s primarily black neighborhoods for target practice, a newspaper reported Friday.

Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were let go on Dec. 23, after an internal affairs investigation concluded that they violated department policies, said the Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2hxDZZp), citing documents it obtained.

The remarks angered local civil rights activists keeping tabs on a department that is currently scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice for a pattern of excessive force.

“It’s indicative of the casual conversations and comments that young and even more seasoned police officers are used to making without a lot of repercussions,” said Julia Dawson, an activist who has been part of law enforcement oversight panels in Miami.


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Hoyt Dec 2016 #1

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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:10 PM

1. Glad these guys were fired, but we have to figure out how to weed these type folks out before


they get hired. Otherwise, the racists will just be more careful about what they post, say, etc., yet still intimidate people and worse on the streets.

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