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Miami Posts Police Chief's Job on Website

New job posting appeared on city website Friday



    The city of Miami has posted a job listing for a new police chief, but the current chief says he is staying put. (Published Friday, July 1, 2011)

    The City of Miami is looking for a new police chief, but the odd thing is, the position is already filled.

    A new posting for the city's top cop was posted Friday on the website, just latest twist in the rift between City Hall and current Police Chief Miguel Exposito.

    The advertisement comes just days after Exposito alleged that city officials offered him $400,000 to quit earlier this year.

    "I'm not abandoning my position. I'm not leaving," Exposito said Friday.

    City officials, including Mayor Tomas Regalado, acknowledged that they were meeting to discuss a potential offer to Exposito in January, but Exposito rejected the offer.

    Regalado said Friday he never mentioned a specific dollar amount.

    The offer came just before a City Commission meeting where several commissioners asked Regalado to resign.

    Exposito and Regalado have been at odds for about a year over a plethora of issues and their war of words and wills has played out in a very public forum. Regalado hand picked Exposito for the job when he took over as mayor, but the relationship soon soured.

    The latest twist in the drama comes from the city with the job posting.

    City spokesman Angel Zayon said the ad went up because the city expects Expositio to leave at the end of the year.

    Sources in the City Manager's Office said that even if Exposito doesn't leave as Regalado and some city commissioners want, the job posting will remain on the website.

    According to the job posting, the new chief can expect to make between $136,00 and $181,000 annually.