Miami-Dade schools administrator reassigned after arrest in evidence-tampering case

 
 
Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez
Miami-Dade Corrections Department

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A high-ranking Miami-Dade schools administrator has been reassigned after police accused him of tampering with an investigation into a domestic shooting.

Alexis Martinez, 54, the south regional superintendent who oversees almost 100 schools, was arrested earlier this month. The charges: tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice. He immediately reported the arrest to the school district, and has been reassigned while the case churns through court.

“It involved a personal matter that was not school-related,” said John Schuster, a school district spokesman.

Miami-Dade police officers on Feb. 7 were investigating a domestic shooting in which no one was hurt in the 6000 block of Southwest 44th Place.

According to an arrest report, Martinez “was ordered on multiple occasions to cease in his interference” of the investigation. The Miami-Dade officer accused him of removing and hiding a firearm belonging to someone else involved in the shooting.

The arrest report did not provide details about the shooting itself, whether anyone was arrested or what, exactly, Martinez did to obstruct the police. His attorney declined to comment on Monday.

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