Post by aggierattler on Mar 24, 2020 10:11:19 GMT -5
FAMU has distanced itself from Gillum already...before this latest episode. But even when he was running for governor in Florida, there was a fairly-large contingent of FAMUans/Black Tallahasseans who were very critical of Gillum. There was always an undercurrent narrative of him being gay and using his wife and kids as a front. I thought that it was mainly political games, but it now seems to be true.
Post by aggierattler on Mar 24, 2020 10:23:06 GMT -5
Miami Beach police review records leak in Gillum case
Jeff Burlew Tallahassee Democrat/USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA March 24, 2020
The Miami Beach Police Department is conducting an internal review into whether records in the Andrew Gillum hotel room incident were leaked through unofficial channels.
Police reports first surfaced the morning of March 13 not through Miami Beach police but via the Twitter feed of Candace Owens, a conservative commentator and author. The reports, later obtained by news outlets, detailed a police call to a South Beach hotel where Gillum was found inebriated and in the company of a reputed male escort who had overdosed. Several small baggies of suspected meth were found in the room.
Ernesto Rodriguez, spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, said a review is underway into how the incident report got out before its official release to media organizations.
“It’s unknown how the report was shared,” he said in an email, “and yes it is being looked at.”
The review is happening at the same time a British tabloid published photos — none of which have been authenticated by officials — that were purportedly taken in the room. The tabloid said it got the photos “under Freedom of Information law.”
But Rodriguez said Miami Beach PD has provided only one document — the incident report — in response to public records requests.
“I am the sole spokesperson for the MBPD,” Rodriguez said in an email. “I can assure you no PRRs have been fulfilled besides the incident report. When they are complete, my intent is to share them with everyone who has requested, at the same time.”
Rodriguez also explained why no arrests were made despite the discovery of suspected narcotics in the room.
“We responded to a medical call,” he wrote. “The narcotics, although in plain view, were not in physical possession of anyone inside the room. The officers chose to impound the narcotics.”
A Gillum spokesman declined to comment on this story.
Gillum, a 40-year-old married father of three, served as Tallahassee city commissioner and mayor before an improbable 2018 bid for Florida governor as the Democratic nominee. He lost to former GOP congressman Ron DeSantis.
After the hotel scandal broke, he apologized, saying he “had too much to drink” that night but never used methamphetamine. Two days later, he announced he would retreat from public life and enter rehab for an alcohol problem he developed after his loss.
“I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated,” Gillum said. “I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles. I am committed to doing the personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.”
Contact Jeff Burlew at jburlew@tallahassee. com or follow @jeffburlew on Twitter.
What does this guys bedroom activities have to do with FAMU ?
Nothing directly, but guilty by association and he's a relative high profile politician/media personality. Before this the FAMUIANs had him on a pedestal. You add Kwame Kilpatrick to the list and a creditably gap starts to form. Just like the Aggie that was mayor of Charlotte, guilty by association.