Fraternal Order of Police names interim president, vice president

Published On: Mar 19 2013 09:35:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2013 03:16:24 PM EDT

It was business as usual at the Fraternal Order of Police meeting on Beach Boulevard Tuesday night.

The non-profit voted to elect an acting president and vice president after previous leaders, Nelson Cuba and Robbie Freitas are accused of taking part in a $290 million Internet Cafe illegal gambling operation.

"I want to re-emphasize that the actions and the alleged transgressions of the president and the first vice president in no way is indicative for the men and women who put their life on the line every day for this community," said Channel 4 Crime Analyst and FOP member, Ken Jefferson.

Jefferson told Channel 4 that the FOP voted Tuesday night to elect an interim president and vice president for the non-profit. Jefferson said Steve Amos was elected acting president and Lt. Larry Gayle was elected as acting vice president by the FOP board Tuesday night.

"I left this meeting feeling good, even better actually about the Fraternal Order of Police, even though the two top people have committed their own transgressions, allegedly, the business of the FOP is continually moving forward," said Jefferson.

Another looming question is whether the popular Guns and Hoses Charity event will take place as scheduled. Jefferson said Board members spoke about the event Tuesday night, and that it will go on as planned.

"Guns and hoses, one of the biggest fundraisers for the FOP," said Jefferson. "They were pleased to announced that Guns and Hoses is going forward, it will be held again this year, they are looking for a large number of people to be in attendance as it has been in the past so Guns and Hoses one of the biggest fundraisers, will continue to go forward."


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