FHP squares off against Miami police again

Troopers playing cops in softball

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MIAMI - After weeks of bad blood between the Florida Highway Patrol and Miami police, the two sides are squaring off again.

Troopers will be taking on Miami cops in a softball tournament.

The 2011 L.E.O. Softball Tournament takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.

The two agencies became at odds after Trooper D.J. Watts pulled over Officer Fausto Lopez after a long chase on the Florida's Turnpike in October.

Watts claimed Lopez was going 120 mph.

Lopez has entered a plea of not guilty.

Anyone who attends the softball game is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit local charities.

Peacock Park is located at 2820 McFarlane Road.

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