Orlando Martinez De Castro

South Miami Police Chief Orlando Martinez de Castro was terminated Wednesday  August 15, 2013. (Source: www.southmiamifl.gov)

City Manager: South Miami Police Chief Terminated

The South Miami Police Department has a new acting police chief. According to South Miami City Manager Steven Alexander, Orlando Martinez de Castro was terminated Wednesday night and Major Rene Landa was named Acting Chief.


A gavel on a judge's desk in an empty courtroom (Source: Caspar Benson via Getty Images)

South Miami Chief Settles Ethics Violation Claims

South Miami Police Chief Orlando Martinez De Castro faced the music Thursday after being accused of steering city business to his wife’s companies.


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Exclusive: S. Miami Police Chief Asks For Clues On Serial Gas Station Robbers

South Miami’s Police Chief is speaking out after two serial gas station robbers victimized another station in his city. They have now struck four Miami-Dade gas stations in three days.


Outgoing City Manager Hector Mirabile gets a hug from South Miami Planning Director Christopher Brimo after a meeting Friday night. (Source: ANDREA TORRES/MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

In Tears, Fired City Manager Says Treatment Was “Far Worse” Than Iraq

South Miami commissioners fired their fourth city manager in as many years Friday night.