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Orlando Deputy Chief Promoted to Chief

Orlando Deputy Chief Promoted to Chief

Smith has served as OPD’s high risk incident commander since 2016, leading SWAT, crisis negotiations and emergency response services for the crisis intervention team. He currently serves as commander of the Patrol Services Bureau.

May 11, 2022

FL Sheriff Arrests Own Daughter on Meth Trafficking Charges
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FL Chief Fired for Allegedly Favoring Minorities, Women for Promotions
Miami's Interim Chief Now Permanent

Miami's Interim Chief Now Permanent

“After further evaluating Chief Morales’ performance during the first 100 days, I am extremely confident that he is eminently qualified, respected and admired by many and will continue to do a great job as Chief for the Police Department,” City Manager Art Noriega said.

March 2, 2022

Fired Chief Acevedo Sues City of Miami

Fired Chief Acevedo Sues City of Miami

In the court filing, Acevedo claims that the city, manager and three commissioners violated his First Amendment rights and illegally retaliated against him for blowing the whistle on what he describes as a toxic stew of corruption and wrongdoing.

January 19, 2022

Acevedo Officially Fired by City of Miami

Acevedo Officially Fired by City of Miami

“It’s a litany of things,” interim chief Manny Morales said when asked by the city’s attorney to explain why Acevedo had lost the trust of officers. “But it perhaps boils down to the systematical or systematic demoralization of the police department that has been a result of his leadership style.”

October 15, 2021

Miami Names Interim Chief to Replace Acevedo

A veteran Miami officer—Assistant Chief Manny Morales—has been named interim chief as city leaders take steps to terminate Chief Art Acevedo who was hired away from Houston in March.

October 13, 2021

Miami Chief Acevedo to be Fired After 6 Months on Job

Miami Chief Acevedo to be Fired After 6 Months on Job

City Manager Art Noriega announced Monday night that he was suspending Acevedo with the intent of terminating his employment, saying the chief’s relationship with his department and the community “has deteriorated beyond repair.”

October 12, 2021

Miami Chief Tries to Make Peace with City Commission

The 24-page report turned in late Monday by Acevedo was in response to a directive from City Manager Art Noriega, who late last week scolded the chief for a lack of “cultural awareness” and for not being receptive to his advice.

October 6, 2021

Chief Acevedo and Miami Commission Go to War

Chief Acevedo and Miami Commission Go to War

The former Houston chief penned an eight-page memo Monday to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and City Manager Arthur Noriega, accusing three commissioners of engaging in a pattern and practice of “official misconduct” and “unlawful behavior.”

September 29, 2021

Miami Police Union Holding Vote on Chief Acevedo

Miami Police Union Holding Vote on Chief Acevedo

FOP President Sgt. Tommy Reyes said, “People demoted for no reason, a captain was rolled back to lieutenant for no reason at all and discipline has been handed it out like he was giving out Halloween candy.”

September 22, 2021

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