October 23, 2019
// Miami New Times
Hundreds Sign Petition Demanding Police Brutality Reforms at Miami Prosecutor’s Office
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has had a rough few weeks. She’s likely about to face the toughest election opponent of her career in 2020. Last week, a scathing USA Today investigative report revealed her office seemed to be teaching its prosecutors when to avoid telling defendants they were arrested by cops with histories of lying.
And now, more than 200 people have signed a petition demanding that her office create a special unit dedicated to investigating and prosecuting cases involving police brutality, fatal police shootings, and other law enforcement misconduct. Activists with Real Justice PAC, a progressive grassroots organization, said yesterday evening they met with Rundle, discussed the issue, and delivered more than 200 signed petitions backing up their demands. Read more…