Miami officials decided to fire the new city police chief within six months, after he was criticized by city commissioners who accused him of meddling in police and home affairs investigations.
The Miami City manager told Art Norie on Monday that the general had stopped Art Acevedo with the intention of firing him.
“The relationship between the boss and the organization has been unbroken and needs to be resolved quickly,” Noriega said. “Chief Acevedo doesn’t fit into this organization.”
Art Acevedo was hired by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who earlier this year called him “America’s best boss.” He ran a police station in Houston, but was seen as a progressive law enforcement officer who had ancestors with hundreds of thousands of Cubans in Miami as a Havana-born refugee.
Six months later, MIAMI PD chief art ACEVEDO was discontinued, the city manager said, “not right.”
Acevedo was sworn in in April and took over the internal affairs and made significant changes to the command structure. He downgraded four specializations and fired a couple of high-ranking police officers because they did not know the truth about the car crash involving an SUV produced by the city.
In two violent meetings during the first month, the commissioners attacked Acevedo and his leadership and had the right to summon him to the committee to investigate his appointment.
In one of the encounters, Acevedo, who looks like Elvis Presley, is pictured dancing in a white jumpsuit with “Prison Rock” and a fundraiser woman enters the dance floor and punches the woman in the back. At another meeting, City Commissioner Joe Carollo asked to be arrested there if it was true that he and other politicians were interfering in the internal investigation.
In an interview with WSVN-TV, Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes said, “We were only required to be a boss. Not a politician. We should not be a critic for any elected official, judge or state attorney. It’s just his job to do that.”
In eight notes sent to the mayor and mayor by Acevedo ahead of the meetings, Acevedo, Carollo and other commissioners said they were interfering in the internal investigation and incorrectly ordering the deployment of police resources against certain institutions. rather than the whims of the commissars. ” He also accused the commissioners of obstructing his reform mandate by eliminating the posts.
Commissioner Joe Carollo, a Cuban politician, and two other Cuban Americans said they were “deeply saddened” by reports last month that Acevedo had spoken to officers about the “Cuban mafia” that runs the city. He later apologized yesterday and said he did not know what former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had said about the deportations.
“He should be the only person in the Cuban world who doesn’t know that,” Carollo said. “You’re not in the middle of Amazon.”
Among other things, city commissioners claimed that Acevedo was hypocritical in firing officers for some of the things he blamed.
Carollo, the most vocal politician opposed to Acevedo’s leadership, scrutinized the old photo, where the police chief saw a gesture with a “white power” hand resembling an OK hand sign, a Miami officer He said he was fired after being accused by Acevedo. the same sign.
Carollo and another commissioner are investigating the damage to Acevedo’s SUVs, which they said was not accurate. They say the incident prompted Asvedo to fire the husband and wife police officers.
Deputy Chief of Police Manny Morales is acting chief, and the city is constantly looking for his replacement.
The Associated Press could not comment on the shooting of Acevedo on Monday night.