Civil Liberties

Miami Beach Detective Faces FBI Probe, Lawsuits Over Beating Allegations

The city is already paying settlements


At least three people claim they've been beaten and wrongly arrested by a veteran Miami Beach police detective, and one of those cases was settled this summer….

The city paid Moulin $60,000 in a settlement in June.

What may be more telling is that the state attorney declined to prosecute those arrested.

"If they are not guilty, then something happened that shouldn't have happened," said Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. "I am sick and tired of all this bad publicity that the Miami Beach city police is getting."

Herrera Bower said the FBI's public corruption task force is investigating Archer. She said she has asked the city manager and police chief to figure out how to restore confidence in the department.