Miami-Dade police

FDLE Not Opening Investigation Into Crash Involving Miami Lakes Mayor

The request for a state investigation into a crash involving Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has been denied.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it will not open an investigation into the crash.

In June, Pizzi crashed his car into a tree and then apparently left the scene on foot before coming back. Questions were raised about whether he had been at a bar prior to the incident.

According to a letter sent to the Town of Miami Lakes, the FDLE said the crash was thoroughly investigated by Miami-Dade Police, which did not file charges.

Mayor Pizzi sent out the following statement after the announcement:

"I am delighted that a completely independent investigation and review of this matter found no evidence of wrongdoing or reason to second guess the decisions of our outstanding police. I am happy that this matter is closed with no suggestions of any wrongdoing or preferential treatment. Now, we can all move forward with the people's business."

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