The president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association is raising concern after he found out the Homestead Police Department was storing human fetuses inside a compact refrigerator for years.
“They opened it up, and they found fetuses in there,” PBA President John Rivera told Local 10 News. “We have irregularities at best, maybe criminal actions at worst. We want it exposed.”
Rivera did just that in an open letter to PBA members this month. In the letter, Rivera outlined how during the department’s recent move from its old station downtown to its new, temporary location, the refrigerator was discovered in a property room wrapped in evidence tape with instructions “not” to open.
“Why were fetuses put in a refrigerator and not sent to the medical examiner’s office?” Rivera said.