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06-21-2011, 02:21 AM
Word is one of your top runners for Chief of Police is James Skinner of the Golden Beach and Coral Gables like. Google his name and learn a little about him. Make sure whoever is involved in the selection process asks him why he is no longer the Chief of Golden Beach. Good luck.

06-21-2011, 02:55 PM
This is unbelievable.

There must be a sale on two liter bottles of stupid somewhere in Dade County.

06-23-2011, 04:07 AM
Word is one of your top runners for Chief of Police is James Skinner of the Golden Beach and Coral Gables like. Google his name and learn a little about him. Make sure whoever is involved in the selection process asks him why he is no longer the Chief of Golden Beach. Good luck.
FYI: I have observed James Skinner since 2005, when he was hired in Golden Beach, by the then gb mayor, an attorney, whom only hired him because skinners wife is a judge. Why else would Golden Beach hire him after Coral Gables let him go because he shot up toilets and a locker, they weren't going to wait for the third time, as stated in the miami herald. Finally, he met with present gb mayor on a monday and was given an ultimatum which resulted in his resignation. He was fired because he is a liability!!! He led the Golden Beach police department to the ground and was given the vote of no confidence numerous times for poor leadership by his department and was saved by the mayor only because he is a yass man with no ethics and backbone. The mayor finally agreed that he was a hugh liability and a hugh embarassment!

06-23-2011, 04:37 AM
The Miami Herald - February 11, 2003 - 3B Local

CORAL GABLES POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS AMID PISTOL MISHAPS, LOW MORALE Coral Gables Police Chief James Skinner, whose five-year stewardship of the department was recently shaken by low morale and embarrassing misfirings of his pistol, resigned Monday. City Manager David Brown accepted Skinner's resignation late Monday, less than a week after Skinner accidentally shot a toilet at the police station while reholstering his .45 Glock pistol. ``Chief Skinner has done an excellent job for the department for the past five and a half...

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The Miami Herald - January 12, 2003 - 3E Neighbors EA

UNION CRITICAL OF POLICE CHIEF On the heels of a survey that showed low morale in the Coral Gables Police Department, the city's police union passed a vote Thursday of no confidence in Chief James Skinner. About 80 percent of voting union members said Skinner was unfit to lead the department - a sign of the growing discontent among rank-and-file members over the leadership of their top boss. The department has 164 sworn officers, of whom 157 are union members. A total of 110 officers participated in...

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POLICE CHIEF TAKES OUT LOCKER WITH ONE SHOT Shot fired at Kendall's L.A. Fitness Sports Club Friday. No injuries. The gunman? Coral Gables Police Chief James Skinner. An accidental discharge, investigators said. Happened at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Skinner, 53, had just finished his physical therapy session at the health club, 8555 SW 124th Ave. He grabbed his gun from his locker and was sticking it back in his holster when it went off, said Coral Gables police spokesman Raul Pedroso. The bullet hit the locker, Pedroso...

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FEMALE SERGEANT FILES SEX BIAS SUIT AGAINST POLICE CHIEF Ask Sgt. Linda Miller what being a female police officer at the Coral Gables Police Department is like, and she doesn't mince words. ``All the women here, they are discriminated against,'' she said. ``I'm on guard all day long.'' Miller is suing the city, accusing Police Chief James N. Skinner of sexual discrimination. ``I'm very outspoken and he doesn't like...

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Just the truth Mayor
by abused on 04/13/11 11:47:09

The following statement was given to CBS 4 News by the Mayor

Golden Beach’s Glenn Singer concerning the arrests:

“Although our town is small, we have always taken great pride in providing our residents with exceptional public safety. That’s what makes this situation so disappointing, not just for the commission and me, but for all of the honest hard working men and women who suit up each day to protect our residents. I want to be clear that the behavior that’s being alleged against these officers will not be tolerated in our town. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement so the truth can come out and if there’s any action we need to take internally to protect the good name of this department, we will do so at the appropriate time.”

I’m not amazed how politicians make statements that will come back to hunt them later.

Mayor Glenn Singer statements in this article are far from the truth. The truth is that Mayor Singer was informed in a letter of criminal activity within the police department, and possibly linking Town Manager Diaz to such activities. Mayor Singer did what he does best, he terminated the employee that brought the criminal allegations to his attention.

The facts are that Mayor Glenn Singer, Town Manager Alex Diaz, and Police Chief James Skinner were aware of the corruption within the Golden Beach Police Department. Yet, they chose to do nothing until their town’s image came to light.

The ethical officers of the Golden Beach Police Department spoke to the police administration regarding the corruption plaguing the department. Those ethical officers were ignored by the administration, and labeled as trouble makers or disgruntled police officers. The administration in return lashed out against the ethical officers by opening multiple bogus internal affair investigations against them, and even terminating their employment with the town.

Police Chief James Skinner was also given two votes of no confidence by the ethical police officers at the beginning of his tenure at the department, and the Golden Beach Town Council also chose to do nothing. Police Chief James Skinner was given the votes of no confidence because he has poor leadership skills, and in times of need made poor decisions.

Finally, the Town Council, Mayor Singer, Chief Skinner could have avoided this embarrassment, and the tarnishment of the town’s image. They also failed to perform their duty as elected officials of the town.