The head of the Miami police union is seeking disciplinary action against the assistant police chief after she refused to salute the American flag while in uniform during a promotional ceremony, reports WPLG.
Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, wants Assistant Chief Anita Najiy removed from her position as honor guard commander. He sent a letter Monday to Chief Rodolfo Llanes seeking a reprimand.
Ortiz claims that Najiy's failure to salute the flag "to make a political statement" during Friday's ceremony at the Miami Police College is a violation of the police oath. He calls her actions "unprofessional and disgraceful."
The Miami Police Department hasn't commented on whether any action will be taken.