The 911 audio recordings and City Hall surveillance videos obtained by my colleague Theo Karantsalis through a public records request reveal a troubling fact: the Mayor of Hialeah and his Chief of Staff need to invest in asbestos trousers.
The public records show the Mayor and his Chief of Staff lied to the police in response to my visit to Hialeah City Hall. I was there to make a simple public records request.
The result of my public record request was that the Mayor and his Chief of Staff called 911 and falsely claimed that my companions and I had been repeatedly asked to leave but had refused to do so.
The fact is, and the unedited video shot by photojournalist Carlos Miller clearly shows, that we were never asked to leave and therefore we never refused to do so. Those false claims were the proximate cause for our being unlawfully detained by officers of the Hialeah Police Department.
The plot thickens.