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Topic - J.D. Patterson
Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants the county's police department to turn over investigations of its police-involved shootings to the state. Gimenez wrote last week in a memo to Miami Dade County Police Director J.D. Patterson that he also wants the state to investigate deaths of people in police custody.
As a jury weighs the fate of accused murderer George Zimmerman, leaders in Sanford, Fla., and beyond are pleading for calm but also preparing for violence as one of the most racially charged trials in recent U.S. history draws to a close.
He told The Miami Herald Friday (http://hrld.us/1dGEDqA ) the current system works, but he added that turning over such investigations would free up department resources.