Police Abuse

Miami Police Keeping Records Related to 2011 Memorial Day Shooting a Secret

Judge rules autopsy report, 911 calls must be released, report on how 12 cops fired more than 100 rounds to remain secret under state law


Miami Beach police must release an autopsy report, 911 and radio dispatch calls and other recordings from the South Beach police shooting that killed a motorist and wounded three bystanders during the 2011 Memorial Day weekend, a judge ruled Wednesday.

But the majority of the evidence — including the lead detective's draft report detailing how 12 police officers unleashed more than 100 rounds on busy Collins Avenue — will remain secret as allowed by state law as authorities finish their criminal investigation, the judge ruled.