May 26, 2012
Are Miami Beach Police planning to arrest 2,000 people during the notorious Memorial Day weekend parties on South Beach? As in they’ve actually set a quota regardless of whether or not 2,000 deserve to be arrested. To put that in prospective, the record number of arrests over Memorial Day weekend ever in Miami Beach was just over 1,000.
Rumors of such a number emerged this week, but Police Chief Raymond Martinez has denied that his department has set a real quota.
According to Local 10, rumors of the quota first emerged in an email complaint from the police officers’ union that called the quota “aggressive, patently unfair, and unjust.”
Martinez denies that such a quota exists.