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    North Bay Village Police Chief Says He Was Illegally Fired After Blowing Whistle On Corruption Cases

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    cheap jordans website Noriega was also shocked because he had warned the city that he was cheap jordans china protected from retaliation under Florida’s whistleblower laws after informing state investigators about two potential criminal cases involving North Bay Village leaders. Yet the police chief has a hard time seeing his abrupt termination as anything but payback. cheap jordans website

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    real jordans for cheap prices «I’ve fallen out of favor with the mayor because I’ve done the right thing with public corruption allegations,» Noriega says. «If an injustice is done, I’m going cheap jordans on sale to pursue it. It’s the right thing to do.» real jordans for cheap prices

    North Bay Village Mayor Connie Leon Kreps didn’t immediately respond to a message from New Times. Martell, meanwhile, cheap jordans shoes claimed not to know about Noriega’s whistleblower claims when she fired him this morning.

    «I wasn’t aware of any investigations or complaints by the chief,» Martell says. «I was sworn into office just last Wednesday. cheap air force I do not have any information about any investigations.»

    cheap jordans 4 But Noriega says that’s very hard to believe. His first complaint, involving a blackmail plot against a sitting commissioner, received widespread cheap air jordan news coverage. cheap jordans 4

    cheap high quality jordans What’s more, Noriega says the city attorney, Norman Powell, promised he would thoroughly inform his cheap jordans online replacement about all the complaints by the chief. Noriega says his cheap jordans from china own attorney even sent Martell an cheap air force email when she was confirmed as city manager last week outlining why the chief had a legal status as a whistleblower. cheap high quality jordans

    cheap jordans 2016 «It boggles the mind that she would say she had cheap jordans free shipping no clue about those cases,» Noriega says. «I’m happy to have my attorney have a full conversation with her so she can be brought up to date and see that she was either ill informed when she fired me or that she’s been hoodwinked about what’s cheap jordans in china going on.» cheap jordans 2016

    cheap jordans 8 Noriega first went to state investigators last May after Commissioner Douglas Hornsby revealed that someone was trying to blackmail him over cocaine charges he’d been convicted of in the early ’90s. The chief asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to open a criminal cheap Air max shoes case to try to determine who was making the threats; a local blogger later reported that Leon Kreps and another commissioner were being investigated in the case, leading the mayor who denies any connection to the blackmail to threaten the blogger with a lawsuit. cheap jordans 8

    cheap jordans for sale online An FDLE spokesperson says the agency has finished investigating and passed its findings along cheap jordans sale to prosecutors; Noriega says he was told the case remains open in the public corruption unit, though the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office declined to confirm or deny that, citing office policy. cheap jordans for sale online

    where to find cheap jordans online Noriega says he filed a new complaint with the FDLE in January about potential wrongdoing involving city leaders. cheap adidas The chief declined to discuss the specifics of that complaint, and the FDLE says it doesn’t have an official probe into those allegations open at this time. where to find cheap jordans online

    cheap jordans 3 But Kevin Vericker, a local blogger who writes about North Bay Village, says the new complaint came after a third party data company was paid to copy information from the city’s servers. Vericker says the chief complained after officials allowed the company to copy sensitive Homeland Security and FDLE information from the police servers despite his warnings. cheap jordans 3

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    real jordans cheap price Unfortunately, the Mayor and City Attorney’s coordinated effort to have me removed as your Chief of Police was executed through their newly hired Village Manager, who showed little to no interest in my numerous attempts to enlightened her about my legal situation as a whistle blower during the eight (8) days since she started. I firmly believe the decision to terminate my employment was already made by the Village Attorney and the Mayor. The Village Manager was clearly put on notice and had prior knowledge that I was seeking legal «whistle blower» protection. Remarkably, the Village Manager chose ignore the law anyway and take adverse action against me by unlawfully discharging me from employment. I suppose those Cheap jordans are the chances I took when I committed myself to doing the right things by pursuing justice and exposing behavior that created a substantial and specific danger to the cheap jordan sneakers public’s safety and welfare. For over three decades of delivering public safety services to this area, I have cheap nike shoes never been known to walk away from a fight against unlawful activities and those responsible for such. real jordans cheap price

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