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US 'most notorious police chief' trains Bahraini forces
Sat Feb 4, 2012 3:41PM
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A former U.S. police chief – whose “horrific” crackdown on protesters in Miami in 2003 drew condemnation from the Amnesty International- is now on the ground in Bahrain to train the security forces in the Persian Gulf nation, a human rights activist says.

 

The Bahraini government which has been repressing anti-regime protesters since mid-February last year now has one of America's “most notorious police chiefs” to train its security forces, Mohammed Malik, who is also an organizer of Occupy Miami, told Press TV's U.S. Desk.

 

“We continue to see the crackdown and this is an embarrassment to be an American and see that,” Malik said.

 

John Timoney was chief of the Miami Police for seven years and his heavy-handed policing of protests around the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000 and the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit meeting in Miami in 2003 has made him controversial.

 

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