A few weeks back we discussed the possibility of members of law enforcement abusing the federal NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database in order to find information on people that they had non business investigating. Specifically we wondered if embattled City of South Miami police chief, Orlando Martinez de Castro, had been abusing his access to the database to get the goods on his political foes. I put in a public information request to the city requesting their NCIC request logs and after a few weeks, I finally go this...
NCIC Request Sheets for the City of South Miami outlining illegal requests made by embattled police chief O... by The Straw Buyer
Interesting. We're going to discuss this request log in detail tomorrow, in the mean time, take a good look at the people that the Chief himself requested information on, are any of our readers on that list? There's a couple of surprises there and those particular requests clearly outline what kind of cop the chief is and just how he operates his department.
In the mean time, our friends over at the Miami New Times did a story on our involvement in the recent bank fraud case that we helped build with the feds, take a look.