Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Calls Out Commissioners In Scathing Memo Ahead Of No Confidence Vote

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A peculiar City of Miami Commission gathering is scheduled for Monday greeting to sermon the aboriginal of Miami Police Art Acevedo conscionable 1 time aft helium wrote a scathing memo calling retired commissioners for reportedly interfering with interior affairs investigations.

The no-confidence ballot meeting, getting underway astatine 10:00 a.m. astatine Miami City Hall successful Coconut Grove, was called by commissioners pursuing arguable comments made by Chief Acevedo during a rotation telephone successful which helium said “It’s similar the Cuban mafia runs Miami PD.”

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Commissioners informed him that the Castro authorities refers to Cubans successful the exile assemblage arsenic the Cuban mafia.

Chief Acevedo apologized connected societal media saying it was meant to beryllium humorous and helium didn’t recognize however discourtesy the remark could be.

As a result, a survey was emailed to hundreds of City of Miami constabulary officers who weighed successful connected what they deliberation astir the occupation Chief Acevedo is doing and whether they deliberation helium should support his job.

However, Acevedo is turning the tables and wrote a scathing eight-page memo concerning immoderate hirings and firings successful his section and sent it Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Art Noriega up of Monday’s meeting.

In the memo, Acevedo claims that respective metropolis commissioners are interfering with an probe to a Sergeant astatine Arms, Luis Camacho, helium relieved of duty.

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“These events are profoundly troubling and sad,” the main wrote Friday to Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Art Noriega. “I person nary prime but to memorialize and study the supra bid of improper acts, due to the fact that the men and women of the MPD [Miami Police Department] and the fantastic assemblage we serve, merit enactment that is committed to the regularisation of law.”

He besides said that a second-in-command station helium filled with erstwhile co-worker Heather Morris from Houston was eliminated by commissioners retired of spite. Morris’s hiring, immoderate commissioners said, bypassed a big of qualified interior candidates.

Acevedo’s memo said helium has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice to reappraisal the city’s interior affairs process and immoderate questionable uses-of-force by officers.

As for the no-confidence vote, the Commission cannot ballot to occurrence the chief. That determination is solely beryllium up to the metropolis manager.

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