Interview with Mayor Maurice Ferre
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

And how does all this effect then when you're in the midst of a riot?

MAURICE FERRE:

The, the, the rivalry, for example, can be clearly seen in seeking funds in Washington. It can also be seen in the lack of cooperation between police departments. Traditionally the City of Miami Police Department and the Metro Police Department don't function as a unit. There's a certain inherent rivalry. City of Miami is very concerned about giving up its laboratories, its, ah, its, , ah, its crime investigating units, ah, it's organized crime units. So we in effect have two organized crime units functioning in, in this community, one at Metro, one of Miami. They don't share information all the time--

INTERVIEWER:

I understand this all but--

MAURICE FERRE:

--Jurisdictional problem, but obviously these type of lack of cooperations, ah, bring, ah, problems when you have a crisis. A riot is a crisis.