Sergeant Bradley Rosh was one of the six Miami-Dade police officers accused of leaking police reports on Trayvon Martin to the media. His accuser was former M-DSPD Police Chief Hurley, a man furious about the media becoming aware of Trayvon Martins’ encounters with MDSPD enforcement.
Sergeant Rosh was part of the team close to Commander Fox-Williams, and his affidavit outlines how he supported her duties and took case instructions from her as needed. One event outlined was the M-DSPD being approached by a Channel 7 news reporter, Rosh Lowe, who was seeking more information about Trayvon Martin and his encounters with the police.
Sgt. Rosh intercepted Lowe in the lobby of M-DSPD and after finding out what Lowe needed Rosh relayed the request to Fox-Williams. She in turn instructed Rosh to inform Lowe that any and all questions needed to go directly through the police chief.
Sergeant Rosh also affirms that he saw the M-DSPD file on Trayvon Martin held in the RMS (Records Management System) but he did not print, share, or discuss outside of his duties.
In addition Rosh discusses the new information policies that Police Chief Hurley put into place in 2010. It appears those policies were instituted to insure that no-one discovered the instructions Hurley had given his officers about changing the engagement rules regarding young black male student offenders.
Hurley insisted that his police officers stop using the criminal code to document criminal activity. Instead he required them to write their incident reports so that school discipline would be used to replace correction through the criminal justice system. In some cases, like Trayvon, the entire incident was manipulatively reported to avoid pointing out the criminality of the behavior.
What follows below is the sworn affidavit from Sergeant Rosh as given to the Internal Affairs department investigator April 12, 2012.