Regalado Vs. Exposito Makes National Headlines

MIAMI (CBS4) – It is enough to make Magic City leaders cringe and they are. The feud between Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito and Mayor Tomas Regalado closes the week where it began—with no end in sight.

Exposito has a “no comment” for reporters this week, clearly eager to focus on his job and leave the spotlight. But Mayor Regalado has clearly lost confidence in the chief because of six police involved fatal shootings over the past year, a botched corruption probe and a dispute over a gaming machine law.

On top of all that Commissioner Richard Dunn called for a no confidence vote on Exposito Thursday. He said, “He does not possess the competence.” The criticism only got worse from there and Exposito defended his department. He said it does not support overly aggressive tactics on the streets of Miami but is committed to battling violent crime on behalf of citizens asking for just such help.

Suffice it to say the political drama has earned Miami headlines it would rather not have. That includes a story in the New York Times Friday about the decaying relationship between Regalado and his police chief, men who were allies a year ago.

Other city leaders say it is time to give the feud a rest. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said, “We simply need to act maturely, get to the business of the people, get to the business of the city of Miami and move forward.”

It is a nice sentiment, but the war of words won’t be forgotten and the police chief’s future is in the hands of the city manager. He’s the only person, it seems, who is keeping his opinion to himself for now but everyone is waiting to see when he will weigh in on Exposito’s future. Until then, and beyond, the soap opera will go on.

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  1. Canker says:

    Sarnoff himself is an immature SOB with infantile agendas and interests. Clean your own soiled slacks dude. Miami politics with Cubans at the helm is going to be the same old third world stuff, hopefully the Feds will put them all in jail.

  2. Clay Renoit says:

    FIRE EXPOSITO AND HIS CLOWNS OF POLICE..I WILL RATHER DIE AS TO CALL THE POLICE FOR ANYTHING….SOME REAL CLOWNS WORKING HERE IN SOUTH MIAMI…THE POLICE DON’T WANT YOU TO LIE TO THEM BUT ITS OK FOR THE POLICE TO LIE TO YOU JUST TO HURRY-UP SO THEY CAN CATCH THE SALE AT WALMART OR KMART OR GO TO THE MALL IN A POLICE CAR AND IF YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT THERE DOING THEY GET REAL ULGY AND SAY THEY GOT A CALL AND THEY CAN TAKE YOU TO JAIL.. NO I DON’T WANT TO GO TO JAIL ON XMAS DAY…SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUT A STOP TO THE POLICE USING A POLICE CAR TO GO SHOPPING. YOUR USING MILLIONS OF HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS. I CARE.BECAUSE I SEE THIS EVERYDAY. I HAVE STARTED TODAY MAKING A LIST OF POLICE CARS AT WALMART,TARGET,KMART,MALL,FOR KNOW REASON….WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHERE I TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING…FUNNY THING YOU CAN’T HIDE A POLICE CAR!!!!!

    1. Money says:

      Get a life man !! This story isn’t about police officers shopping. Sometimes I think you can’t read. Your comments are always unrealated to the issue in hand. Stop judging the masses over a few bad apples. However , if it true what you say has happened to you . I can understand why? The way you write makes you seem unstable . Get some professional help please !!!!!!

  3. Mr.Joe Public Miami says:

    I’m with Exposito all the way. If they say get down ,you better get down, no time for sweet talking. Thugs shouldn’t be running around in the streets with guns, not expecting to be confronted by the cops. Keep up the good work Mr. Exposito.

  4. Tony montana says:

    I guess that just like in Comnunist Cuba when the chief of police needs to justify his damn job he goes berserk on enforcement ie like with all the beserk and excessive DUI checkpoints like the one they had in the Grove tonight (which wasn’t advertised except online..hope someone sues this damn city for entrapment)! The money that I had to spend for a cab together home is my contribution to th damn polic charities..I better not get any call askng to help the police survivors fund or whatever crap. Fire Exposito, bring back Timoney!

  5. Phillipe Landerez says:

    Dade is so comically corrupt that Broward should build a wall like Israel. They vote some corrupt weasel out and vote another in. Nice 3rd world county you have there. The Cuban community has no shame, only arrogance.

    1. Money says:

      You most not watch the news within broward or the rest of the country. Corruption is everywhere . Most recently the have arrested more politicians in broward then in dade. Most of them Caucasians not that race matters. Wake up and make more educated comments.

  6. Phillipe Landerez says:

    The corruption in Broward is a recent and hopefully short lived development. In Dade it is consistent and bountiful plus that corruption was in Fort Lauderdale alone wheres there are shenanigans going on all over Dade and in multiple departments. Education, strong mayor, city mayors, city and county police and works dept. etc. etc. and has been ongoing for a long time. Ft. Laud. had 2 wonky police chiefs, 1 commissioner and 1 mayor in 30 years best I can tell. I can’t even count the Dade. Educate this . . . .

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