Three Cops Fired After Calling Black Miami Neighborhoods ‘Target Practice’

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Cops Fired After Calling Black Neighborhoods Target Practice

Three Miami police officers have been fired for making racist comments on a group chat about using Miami’s black neighborhoods for target practice reports The Star Tribune:

Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were let go on Dec. 23, after an internal affairs investigation concluded that they violated department policies, said the Miami Herald (, citing documents it obtained.

The remarks angered local civil rights activists keeping tabs on a department that is currently scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice for a pattern of excessive force.

The Miami police department confirmed that officers Bergnes, Valdes and Alcin were fired, but did not explain the reasons behind the dismissals.



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