Marc Elias, North Miami police chief resigns

It was near the end of summer when news of North Miami Police Chief Marc Elias being called into question about various trips he had made to his native Haiti since 2012 using public funds. Elias had said at the time his trips had been official, the last being to act as part of a security detail for North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau. While six of his 7 trips over the two-year period have been verified by the necessary documents, warranted compensation from the city, his last trip with the Mayor in August of 2013 did not follow suit. This, consequently, has led to his resignation from the post.


Each trip is said to have cost the city $14,000, money it is said Elias funded from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The money in that fund has its past as the profits of criminals and is traditionally used for the prevention of crime including equipment purchases and training. Elias claimed that his last visit also involved the training of local, Haitian police, but the U.S. State Department has denied that any such program between North Miami and the Haitian police exists.

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