Miami-Dade prosecutors to review arrests in small town accused of framing innocent people

The powerless are always easy pickings for cronies. How else are these guys supposed to make their numbers?

(From The Miami Herald)

Amid allegations that Biscayne Park cops routinely framed innocent people, prosecutors have announced they will review old criminal arrests in the small suburban village north of Miami.

The cases stem from the 2013-2014 tenure of former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, who is facing trial on federal charges of violating the civil rights of a teenager who was falsely arrested on a slew of burglary charges…

…The trio is accused of falsely arresting a 16-year-old Biscayne Park teen for a string of burglaries. Prosecutors immediately dropped the cases, but the arrests allowed Atesiano to claim a perfect closure rate for burglaries.

During his roughly two-year tenure as chief, 29 of 30 burglary cases were cleared, including all 19 in 2013. In 2015, the year after he left, records show village cops did not clear a single one of 19 burglary cases.

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