Police

Miami Cop Being Charged With Extortion

Allegedly ran a protection racket for a gamblingoeration

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The first of several Miami police officers expected to be charged with breaking the law will appear in federal court Wednesday to face an extortion charge.

Officer Nathaniel Dauphin, 41, allegedly helped organize a protection racket for a sports-betting ring working out of a Liberty City barber shop. He was charged Wednesday by criminal "information," a sign that he has been cooperating with federal authorities and is expected to eventually plead guilty.