Hundreds Of Miami Cops Are Intentionally Uploading False Data To Waze

Police officers in Miami have been planting false information about speed traps on Waze, in an effort to confuse drivers.

Waze is a smartphone app with a feature that allows users to alert others about the locations of speed traps, giving them time to slow down and avoid tickets.

Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, told NBC 6 that if the public finds out about the locations of speed traps, it puts police at risk, because ‘it’s going to cause more deadly force encounters between law enforcement and suspects.’

The NBC report said that ‘hundreds’ of Miami police officers have downloaded Waze to plant the fake data.

According to Techdirt, claims that police officers are in danger if their location is revealed is unlikely to be the real reason that cops feel threatened, but they are instead worried about the loss of revenue generated by speeding tickets. The blog points out that planting false data is unlikely to work in the long run, since the data is crowdsourced and weeds out reports by unreliable users.




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6 years ago

Sit at 7/11 parking lot uploading false Waze data while people are shooting themselves each weekend up in little Haiti. Makes a lot of sense.

Yet Another Anonymous
6 years ago

Yeah because so many (intentional) deadly force incidents happen by Joe Commuter not the people on the streets that are poor and meaningless beyond reality.

6 years ago

Sounds to me like he was worried more about the police shooting the public…

the one percent
6 years ago

police force are mafioso group…fu…U pigs

6 years ago

Take you occupy wall street and anti-authority mess somewhere else scumbag.

6 years ago

if the drivers speeding would be guaranteed to be the only ones to kill them selves then we shouldn’t enforce speeds but unfortunately that is not what happens and all those that are making the comments that its just to generate revenue and all the other negative remarks would sure change their tone if one of their loved ones were killed or injured by a speeding motorist. then the comments would be if the police were doing there job maybe this wouldn’t of happened.

6 years ago

I have a loved one that died in a car accident and I still think the police department only cares about giving out speeding tickets. they don’t care about the people of ANY city.
Know that.

6 years ago

I don’t think they know how crowd source data works.

6 years ago

Great our taxes get to pay cops to use waze and confuse drivers… screw them.

El cubano
6 years ago

Iam with U man we pay their salaries and the play with their phones becouse t are fu..king afraid OF WATH? go in a parking lot or a dunking donuts and your gona see bunch of them weisting time taxpayer money anyway now iam gona star to use waze just to fuck the a little bit