VIDEO: Miami Assistant Police Chief Criticized for Not Pledging Allegiance
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.