Four South Florida law enforcement officers are off the streets as federal agents examine their potential involvement in loans to help workers affected by the pandemic.
The police have not been on the streets since the beginning of June. Although the FBI will not comment on NBC 6, we have learned that the investigation involved the Paycheck Protection Program – or PPP – which helps workers and company employees who have suffered a financial blow due to COVID-19. .
Meanwhile, payroll records for the town of Opa-locka show her deputy boss Nikeya Jenkins applied for a PPP loan and saw a cut of more than $ 20,000 in off-duty pay. in 2019 to $ 10,000 in 2020, and $ 7,500 so far this year.
Jenkins did not respond to our multiple attempts to speak to him on Thursday. A spokesperson for Opa-locka said she had repaid the full amount.
Opa-locka also said Jenkins didn’t break any of her rules by asking for money.
The city said it had no knowledge that Jenkins was under investigation by a law enforcement agency. A check of state records showed several businesses in North Miami-Dade under the Nikeya Jenkins name, which the city said is something an employee is allowed to do.