Miami Schools Police Chief Accused Of Trying to Decrease Crime Stats

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to Baker Act rather than arrest students to make it appear that crimes have decreased under his watch.

Representatives from both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Miami-Dade Public Schools told HuffPost Miami that they are reviewing complaints on the matter, which was first reported by WSVN.

Officially known as the Florida Mental Health Act, the so-called Baker Act allows law enforcement officials to place individuals who are at risk to themselves under “temporary detention for evaluation” and, if necessary, in a treatment facility.

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