Attn:  Oliver G Gilbert III – Mayor of Miami Gardens – Florida – USA          13:2:2019
Re:  Roland Clarke – Darren Rainey – Harold Hempstead
Dear Mayor Gilbert –
I am writing to you from Great Britain to express my deep concern over the fact that Roland Clarke is working for Miami Gardens Police Department –
For some years I have been working on the case of Darren Rainey – the mentally-disturbed 50 year-old black Muslim man who died under torture at Dade CI on 23rd June 2012 – Mr Rainey was steamed to death in a specially adapted shower which reached temperatures of over 160 degrees Fahrenheit –
I have been in regular contact with Harold Hempstead – the primary witness to the killing of Darren Rainey and have learned a great deal about the circumstances of the case –
As you are probably aware – State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle closed the case on 17th March 2017 – finding no wrong-doing and bringing no prosecutions or other disciplinary action against the perpetrators –  I am aware of the official verdict and exactly how the case was handled –
The following matters are now public knowledge:
Harold Hempstead has audio recordings of Roland Clarke admitting to using the adapted shower to punish mentally-disabled prisoners at Dade CI Transitional Care Unit –
The recordings also feature Roland Clarke admitting that he killed Darren Rainey –
The video evidence submitted by Attorney Rundle was fraudulent and an attempt to pervert the course of justice through perjury –  As explained on his blog-site– Hempstead describes how the time and ID stamps on the video are from a different wing of the prison – NOT wing J-3 where the torture and killing actually occurred –
I suggest that Ms Rundle be removed from office and prosecuted for the crime of deliberately misleading a jury with irrelevant evidence –
Even though he has yet to be charged with any offence over the torture of at least five mental patients and the killing of Darren Rainey – I suggest that Roland Clarke is a huge discredit to the reputation not only of the police but also to the city of Miami Gardens – After killing Darren Rainey – Clarke actually boasted that he-d got away with it and that Harold Hempstead was his “co-defendant” – as at the time he believed that Hempstead was gong to cooperate with him and help cover up the crime –  In fact the opposite happened and Harold Hempstead has since dedicated his life to bringing justice to the case of Darren Rainey –   One of his suggestions in pursuit of this justice is that Roland Clarke should be given a polygraph or voice-stress test and questioned over his part in the death of Darren Rainey and the torturing of several other men in the super-heated steam-chamber –
I am asking you sincerely to do just this and interview Roland Clarke on the above matters – I believe – in view of the irrefutable evidence that Harold Hempstead has which proves beyond any doubt that the torture and killing of Darren Rainey was crudely covered up in an outrageous miscarriage of justice – I believe that there will eventually be a re-trial and this time justice will be served –  It would do credit to the authorities of Miami Gardens if they were to take a proactive stance and interview Roland Clarke and establish the truth about the events of 23rd June 2012 –
To quote from a recent letter from Harold Hempstead:  “In other words – a killer who is responsible for torturing mentally disabled inmates is employed for the Miami Gardens Police Department”
I am sure it is in the public interest to investigate Roland Clarke – and follow this up by taking appropriate action – Does Miami Gardens really want to be associated with a man like Roland Clarke~
As part of his campaign for justice for Darren Rainey – who died a terrible death – Harold Hempstead has just published a book: “DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION – Darren Rainey – The Untold Story” which is essentially 400 pages of extremely detailed information on every aspect of the case – He has written several other books on this and related subjects which are all due for publication imminently –  He is also a qualified Para-Legal and a Minister of the Church and has been trained by the police in evidence-collection since the age of 13-
I ask you most sincerely to look into these matters I have raised and take action –
With best wishes –


After approximately 6 months of Dade C.I. staff using a shower that reached temperatures of 160°F (according to Dade C.I. Cpt. Dixon) to punish mentally disabled inmates, Darren Rainey would be the last inmate placed in the shower as punishment.  Why?  Because he was killed in the shower.

The primary officer responsible for killing Rainey was reposted to work in another area at Dade C.I. (other than in the TCU where Rainey was killed) about four months after Rainey’s murder.  Rainey was killed on June 23, 2012, the officer was reposted in October 2012.  In March 2014, the officer was reassigned to work back in Dade C.I. Westside TCU which is the area where Rainey was killed.  The officer who killed Rainey was no longer an officer when he returned to the Westside TCU.  He returned as a sergeant.

In April 2014 I met with a Miami Herald representative at Dade C.I., on May 18, 2014 the Miami Herald newspaper published their first article on the Darren Rainey murder and from thereforth until the first about two weeks of June, 2014 they published several articles on the Miami-Dade Police Department not investigating the Rainey murder.

In June 2014 the Miami-Dade Police Department interviewed ten inmates in the Dade C.I. TCU who were in the Dade C.I. TCU when Rainey was killed.  In August 2014 the MDPD interviewed an eleventh inmate in the Dade C.I. TCU who was also in the Dade C.I. TCU when Rainey was killed.

These eleven inmates were all witnesses to inmates being starved, abused and tortured in the TCU they were housed in.  Several of these inmates were witnesses to the Rainey murder and how the Dade C.I. staff used the shower Rainey was killed in to torture mentally disabled inmates for approximately six months.

Why did the MDPD place these inmates’ lives in danger and interview them while they were still housed in the Dade C.I. TCU in the custody of staff who were starving, abusing and torturing inmates?  Why didn’t the MDPD make arrangements to have these inmate-witnesses transferred to another TCU at another institution where the inmates would be safe and interview the inmates at a safe institution?  Do you believe the experienced MDPD detectives that interviewed these witnesses knew or didn’t know that by interviewing the eleven inmates in the Dade C.I. TCU, they were placing these inmates’ lives in danger?

I believe these detectives knew what they were doing and they did such to hinder/hurt the investigation.  It is obvious that the MDPD only acted like they were investigating the Rainey case because of the numerous articles that the Miami Herald published in May and June 2014 on the MDPD refusing to investigate the Rainey murder.  The police didn’t want to investigate the Rainey murder and the May and June Miami Herald articles that mentioned their failure to do the foregoing is what caused them to have to investigate said murder.  How do you think the MDPD felt that a newspaper was exposing them for failing to investigate the murder of a black, mentally disabled Muslim prisoner?  Do you believe that if the MDPD conducted a thorough and effective investigation into Rainey’s murder and proved Rainey’s murder, it would’ve made the MDPD look bad?  I believe it would’ve because it would’ve showed that the police were originally trying not to investigate a brutal murder and that they only investigated said murder and allowed such after the media published several articles on the police department refusing to investigate Rainey’s murder.  The sad thing is Rainey was a black, mentally disabled Muslim prisoner and that is why the MDPD didn’t want to investigate the Rainey case and that is why the Dade County Florida State Attorney don’t want to prosecute Rainey’s killers.

Please share this blog with your friends and anyone you think can help us with getting justice for Rainey’s murder.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Caged Crusader