A Miami Beach Police officer was recently taken to the hospital in the middle of one of his shift, so his supervisors could take his blood to determine whether or not he was drunk while moonlighting at a South Beach nightclub.
According to Miami Beach Police, on Monday they received an anonymous call around 4:30 a.m. saying that police sergeant Mike Muley was totally intoxicated in full uniform while working at Mango’s Tropical Cafe.
The next day tax dollars were spent setting the nightclub up like a crime scene, complete with evidence stickers and crime scene investigators.
“The matter is being taken very seriously. I’m brand new here. We simply can’t tolerate inappropriate behavior by our officers, especially with regard to alcohol, and this matter will get full investigation by this department. Like any serious matter involving the department, if there’s anyone in the community who saw this officer or has any evidence that might be useful to us, we ask that they come forward and let us know immediately,” newly appointed Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.
What makes this story interesting is the fact that Sergeant Mike Muley recently testified against another officer who was also drunk on the job.
Just this month, former Miami Beach Police Officer Derick Kuilan was sentenced to 18 months in prison for driving a police ATV drunk across the beach, crashing and injuring 2 people.
Mike Muley was one of the primary witnesses in the case, whose testimony ultimately condemned Kuilan. Muley had no choice but to testify because he was the supervising officer, and was responsible for making sure that Kulian wasn’t driving around drunk on the beach mowing down civilians.
At the time Muley was actually demoted for poorly supervising the officers that he was responsible for, but was later reinstated. Now he is under investigation for a alcohol related charge of his own.
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.