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The following letter was sent to Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa and Major Jorge Martin on Monday.


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STAY IN THE CAR: A TRAFFIC STOP 
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OFFICER JACKSON’S ATTORNEY DEMANDS HIS CLIENT BE RETURNED TO WORK, AND ASKS FOR AN  FDLE INVESTIGATION
PART II

This letter raises some interesting questions, not the least of which is if Lieutenant Ramras was laterally transferred from IA to SIS, why was it decided to transfer the investigation from IA to SIS along with him?


And just what exactly is going to be investigated. I’ve received unconfirmed information that the video was looked at by both prosecutors at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Broward State Attorney’s office and both offices supposedly decided that there was not enough evidence to go forward with a criminal case against the Lieutenant.


Like so much else in this case, this could be spin being put out by either Ramras’ friends, or those in the department looking to muddy the waters, but if it isn’t, then that only leaves a criminal investigation against Jackson.


In a taped interview on Channel 10 yesterday morning, Javier Ortiz, the President of the Fraternal Order of Police stated that, "Time will tell how this will play out...I believe that Officer Jackson was acting in good faith when he pulled over Lt. Ramras. Once the contact was made between the officer and the lieutenant, that’s where things get sketchy."


“Sketchy?” Strange words for Ortiz to use, implying as it does that Jackson did something wrong.  One could easily come to the conclusion that Ortiz has decided to support the Lieutenant and do what he can to help push Jackson under the bus.


What many folks outside the Police Department might not understand or appreciate is that Javier Ortiz, as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police spends a lot of time at the IA offices representing his members against various and sundry complaint and charges, including in the past his own, and his pal Edward Lugo’s misbehavior.


There is no small irony is Ortiz talking about “sketchy” behavior after the incident at the 2013 Ultra Music festival where he falsified a Use Of Force Report, lied under oath during a deposition, and took part in the beating and Tasering of Jesse Campodonico, that resulted in a $400,000 settlement being paid earlier this year.


The problem in trying write about a story like this one is that neither the story or the incident stands alone. Jackson has had his own issues with IA and with folks in the community that don’t necessarily make him a knight in shining armor in some folks eyes. Then there are all kinds of tangled connections and the political alliances within the department that are affected by race, ethnicity and class.


The best thing that could happen would be for this whole mess to be transferred to an outside agency and let them investigate. There are a dozen valid reason to do this, and only one reason not to.


We’ll see soon enough which way the Miami Police Department decides to go, and that in turn will tell you whether the fix is in on protecting Ramras, and throwing Jackson under the bus.