And what about all those burglaries in the neighborhood? That was the whole reason Zimmerman was on the look out in the first place.
Is it just a coincidence that those burglaries stopped once Zimmerman took Trayvon Martin out of the picture?
On October 21st 2011 a burglary took place a few blocks from Krop Senior High School where Trayvon Martin attended. The stolen property outlined in the Miami-Dade Police Report (PD111021-422483) matches the description presented by School Reporting Officer Darryl Dunn in his School Police report 2011-11477.
However, there was one big issue: Dunn never filed a criminal report, nor opened a criminal investigation, surrounding the stolen jewelry. Instead, and as a result of pressure from M-DSPD Chief Hurley to avoid criminal reports for black male students, Dunn wrote up the jewelry as “found items”, and transferred them, along with the burglary tool, to the Miami-Dade Police property room where they sat on a shelf unassigned to anyone for investigation.
The school discipline, “suspension”, was attached to the graffiti and not the stolen jewelry.
The connections between the police burglary report and the School Report of “found items” were never made because the regular police detective in charge of the burglary case had no idea the School Police Department had filed a “found items” report.
Two differing police departments, and the School Officer, Darryl Dunn, intentionally took the criminal element out of the equation – instead preferring “school discipline” and not “criminal adjudication”.
It was only when the M-DSPD Internal Affairs investigation kicked in, and six officers gave sworn affidavits, the manipulative scheme to improve criminal statistics within the School System were identified openly.
School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gave his hire, Police Chief Hurley, instructions to reduce the criminal behavior of young black males. The chosen strategy between them, to insure optimal success, was to stop using the Criminal Justice System to punish black student behavior. Instead they instructed the School Resource Officers to use school discipline in place of criminal justice.
Another approach was the use of The Baker Act, to quantify behaviors under health HIPPA law secrecy by assigning the students with psychological problems. This allowed them to again use school discipline and work around criminal reports.
Without the reports, the statistics would improve immensely; And improve they did:
The final approach, to insure no-one would find out about the manipulation, was to change the Standard Operating Procedure for inter-agency information sharing.
This new operating procedure was outlined by a communications directive in 2010 forbidding the sharing of Miami-Dade School Police reports to outside agencies without redaction. Officers had to send any and all requests through the public information officer.
Meanwhile the stolen jewelry from the burglary (PD111021-422483) was sitting on a shelf in the Property Room listed as (2011-11477 “found items) gathering dust.