Six officers are expected to be arrested, with three or four others likely to face departmental discipline including termination. The officers’ arrests are expected in the next few weeks.
The investigation began almost two years ago, when the Miami-Dade Police Department followed up on a tip about a possible gambling house in Liberty City.
As Miami-Dade police started watching the storefront business in the area of 62nd Street, they noticed a Miami Police cruiser with a Miami police officer inside parked next to the business.
It soon became clear the officer — who was off-duty at the time — was there to provide protection for the gambling house, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
As MPD continued its surveillance, more off-duty officers were spotted taking turns guarding the operation.
In addition to providing security at the bookmaking operations, sources tell CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede the officers also acted as bodyguards when money needed to be moved to and from the gambling houses...
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