Please see the below information regarding acute delays in the releasing of defendants from MDCR custody. It appears that Miami Dade is experiencing a lack of connectivity with the national AFIS system which is used to confirm the identities of detainees.
I have been in touch with MDCR's legal advisor and she is unsure as to whether this a nationwide or local problem, but has been told by Miami Dade representatives that AFIS should be up and accessible again by . Having checked in with Ken Hassett in Broward and based on the lack of complaints there, it appears to be a local problem for us.
We will continue to monitor the problem and prepare to take all necessary options that are available to us. If any of you have experienced delays today, please contact me to discuss details.
JUDGES BLOOM AND GAYLES NOMINATED:
Dade Circuit Judges Darrin Gayles and Beth Bloom were nominated by the White House today to the United States District Court for the Southern District Of Florida. As we have seen, a nomination is barely worth the paper it is written on. Does the White House have the clout to move these nominations out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and to a full vote?
The citizens of South Florida could not be better served than by having these two outstanding judges confirmed.
See You In Court.
PS. No truth to the rumor a certain local Miami Beach politician sent out requests to the media to be interviewed on this story.