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Miami Beach officer under investigation

Miami Beach Sgt. Mike Muley was relieved of duty Monday on suspicion of being drunk while working an off-duty detail, according to police.

An anonymous tipster called police about 4:30 a.m. Monday claiming Muley was intoxicated while working at a club, according to a statement issued by the police department.

Police have not said where Muley was working, only reporting the club is located in the 900 block of Ocean Drive. Sources say the club was Mango's Tropical Cafe.

According to the department, a midnight shift commander responded to the scene to investigate and the accused officer was transported to Mt. Sinai Medical Center for medical treatment and alcohol testing.

Muley was once demoted for his role in a scandal involving a former Beach cop who ran over two beach-goers on an ATV. Muley fought the demotion and got his stripes back.

In another high-profile incident, the sergeant shot and wounded rampaging former NFL lineman Barret Robbins in 2005. Three officers were injured in the row.

In 2002, when he was still a detective, Muley received a letter of commendation for rescuing three people in the span of about a month while he was off-duty. He pulled two people out of a car that crashed into a canal, and helped a police officer who had collapsed of heat exhaustion.

-- Christina Veiga, Charles Rabin and David Ovalle
 
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EetMyDust

Wow! That MBPD has quite a slew of characters. Is this the best we can get to "serve" and "protect" us???

damlama sulama

Great post thank you for sharing.

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