Miami Police Chief John Timoney has asked an independent review panel to subpoena a judge who said he saw “no less than 20 felonies committed by police officers” during November’s free trade protests, reports the Miami Herald. “The allegations he made are very serious,” Timoney told the Civilian Investigative Panel, referring to the comments by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Richard Margolius.
Timoney said his detectives had tried to interview Margolius, but he declined to speak with them — a claim the judge denies. Timoney asked the panel to use their power to force the judge to give testimony. The group said it has no authority to force anyone other than Miami police officers to testify, but it sent the judge a letter inviting him to submit a formal complaint.
Margolius said of the letter: “I would have to study it carefully, discuss it with experienced colleagues and then try to figure out what is the right thing to do.”