MIAMI (AP), -- Art Acevedo, the top cop in Miami, was described by the mayor as "not the right fit" and a Michael Jordan and Tom Brady for policing.
After a turbulent six-month tenure, Acevedo was fired by the city manager. Acevedo had fired top-ranking officers, and the new chief of police accused the influential city commissioners, of running the city like Fidel Castro did in Cuba.
Acevedo was born in Havana and some Miami's most prominent Cuban-American communities considered Acevedo an outsider.
Joe Carollo, a Cuban American commissioner, was Acevedo's most ardent critic in Miami. He said Acevedo wasn't "a real Cuban." Other commissioners objected to Acevedo being chosen without an open process and without consulting with the commission.
After two raucous meetings in which Carollo led other commissioners to lambasting Acevedo's leadership, Carollo decided to create an investigative panel with subpoena powers to investigate Acevedo's appointment.Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 16:44