Fire and Charge Serial Killer Florida Cop who has Shot 6 People, Killing 3
Fire and Charge Serial Killer Florida Cop who has Shot 6 People, Killing 3
Homestead cop Anthony Green fatally shot Edward Foster on July 16, 2015, after receiving a call about a man with a gun. Multiple witnesses at the scene where officer Green responded said Green did not have a nor was he threatening officer Green or the other officer who arrived as back up seconds after Green.
Foster, a 32-year-old father of six, was shot 6 times, mostly in the back, the side of his neck and arms.
Foster was the 6th person shot by Green during his career as a Homestead police officer, which began in 1990.
Three of them died.
Had Green been taken off the streets in 2005 when he shot and killed Jason Williams during a struggle outside a convenience store, two lives would have been saved and three others would have been spared the trauma of being shot.
Green claimed Williams was reaching for his gun.
An investigation determined Williams was unarmed.
But after each shooting, Homestead Police Chief Al Rolle, who began as police chief of Homestead in 1998 has never attempted to fire or discipline Green.
Instead, Chief Rolle gave Green a raise and a promotion, records show.
After Foster's death, Chief Rolle, along with then-city manager Wayne Gretsas, told Foster's family members that Green had been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure on departments nationwide.
A year later, a captain with Homestead police spilled the beans and told Foster's family the truth: not only was Green not placed on leave, Chief Rolle gave Green a raise and a promotion.
As a result, taking Foster's life, officer Green now meets the dictionary definition of a serial killer, which defines a serial killer as "a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern."
Two years later, Green shot and killed Anthony Cinotti, a convicted murderer armed with a knife.
Green claimed he shot Cinotti as he pulled out a knife and was stabbing his girlfriend and her 11-year-old son.
However, a witness at the scene when Green responded said although Cinotti did stab both victims, he dropped the knife when Green arrived and had actually fled to the backyard of the home when Green unloaded his clip into Cinotti back.
In 2008, Green was at it again, shooting an armed robbery suspect twice in the stomach. The suspect survived. It's not clear whether or not Green was cleared in that shooting, according to the Miami Herald. But it's obvious he never received any meaningful consequences.
On top of shootings, Green has a reputation for being racist and violent towards black members of the community.
While 60 percent of Homestead's population is Hispanic, five of Green's shooting victims were black.
In 2018, Homestead resident Ernest Flowers, a black man, filed a writ of quo warranto with the Florida Supreme Court that stated he was beaten with a baton, kicked and punched. by officer Green who allowed two Hispanic men to also beat him.
Green also charged Flowers with serious crimes he knew were false then perjured himself during his criminal trial, where prosecutors knowingly played along with him, according to court transcripts, which resulted in a wrongful conviction.
Five years later, the investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office remains open, which leaves Edward Foster's grieving family with no answers or justice.
Foster's family has been diligent about speaking out and, at times, holding protests around the community.
At first, they attempted to reason with city council members.
It turned out, they were in on Chief Rolle's lie and all of the council members in 2016 were aware the Foster family was under the impression Green was off the streets when, in fact, he had been promoted.
They tried working with internal affairs.
But they responded with more than just a Blue Wall of Silence.
When they arrived to speak with an IA investigator in 2016, he left the room claiming he forgot his pen then came back into the room with two federal investigators.
That meeting turned into an interrogation of Edward Foster's sister, Andrina Foster.
The IA investigator along with the federal agents accused Andrina of belonging to a gang and turned their focus on criminalizing Foster's grieving sister.
If that wasn't shameless enough, they called DCFS, or Child Protective Services, who showed up to her home threatening to seize her children.
They showed up to her home a second time, as an apparent reminder to keep her mouth shut and to stop asking questions.
Andrina believes law enforcement officers sent the state after her kids over a rumor they planned to hold a protest near officer Green's residence.
On another occasion, Andrina requested records which she was told she could come inspect.
When she arrived, she was escorted by two officers who treated her as if she were a threat for asking questions and seeking answers, which she was not getting from anyone in the department.
Could they also be worried about what an honest, thorough investigation may answer about what happened to Edward Foster?
Five years later, a serial killer with a badge, lurks in the community. By now he knows he can kill with impunity because anyone in a position of authority who could hold him accountable . . . won't.
Statistics indicate that if Green is left on the job, he'll kill again. Or at least try to.
Statistics also indicate that when he does, there'll be no consequences.
The absence of consequences has given officer Green a green light to shoot and kill anyone in almost any circumstance.
Not only has there been an obvious lack of consequences, Green was also rewarded with a promotion and a raise just six weeks after killing Foster.
The Thin Blue Line runs deep in this case. A Blue Wall of Silence was erected from the time when Foster's body was nowhere to be found for hours after the family was informed Foster was shot to the lies about Foster being placed on leave when he was actually promoted.
But it goes deeper than that.
Rather than seeking truth from witnesses, investigators in the case along with Homestead officers have intimidated witnesses who saw the shooting.
On one occasion about two years after Foster's death, Chief Rolle, requested his son, NFL player Antrel Rolle, to call Edward Foster's brother.
The two were good friends in high school.
During the conversation, Antrel Rolle relayed a message along the lines of telling his sister, Crystal Foster, that his father wasn't responsible for her brother's death. Tell your sister to back off.
A disagreement ensued before Al Rolle got on the phone.
'I didn't kill your brother, so why are family members going after me?"
The answer to that question is pretty simple.
As the police chief, Al Rolle has the authority to fire his subordinate officers if he has good reason.
Most would think shooting and killing an alarming amount of citizens during your career would be a good reason to fire an officer.
At the very least, someone fit to be a police chief would not promote an officer as a reward for killing yet another person.
But that's exactly what Al Rolle did.
The family of Edward Foster is asking for the support of the community on the local, state, and national levels.
They are asking for signatures for their petition requesting that Homestead Police Chief Al Rolle terminate the employment of officer Anthony Green not only to seek justice for Edward Foster but also to make the community of Homestead safer from what statistics show to be an obvious danger — by taking a serial killer with a badge off the streets.
The Foster family is also requesting signatures for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office to bring charges against Green for shooting a man from inside of patrol car who had his hands up before fleeing. They have begged the office of Katherine-Fernandez Rundle to actually talk to witnesses who were at the scene when Foster was killed and to look at video cameras at various business and government entities near the scene.
Given that local and state law enforcement agencies have failed them on all accounts, the family also begs for a federal investigation into this case.
By signing this petition, you support the Foster family in their quest for justice.
Below is video footage from a 2016 Homestead City Council meeting in which they discuss the shooting of Stephen Pool (among others who were shot by officer Green). Initially, police stated they did not find any weapons at the scene.
However, three days later, Homestead police then said they discovered a gun at on top of a roof claiming it belonged to Poole. No DNA or fingerprints were found on the gun. Nonetheless, Pool received a 9-year sentence in relation to the incident after Green claimed Pool fired shots at him.
March 19 2016 Council Meeting (Go to 2:08:50 on video)