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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

Consent Decree Monitor Says Chicago Officer Shortage Endangering Public and Police

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

NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community

The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the country to do so, and hope that it will motivate LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

October 7, 2021

Las Vegas Captain Named New Maui Chief

Las Vegas Captain Named New Maui Chief

The nine-member Maui Police Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to advance Pelletier from the list of five finalists for the job to lead the department of 416 employees.

October 6, 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

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

The New York Police Department noticed a 14 percent drop in black officers since 2008. The total dropped from 4,162 to 3,598 this September. Similar declines have taken place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.

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

Miami Chief Acevedo Under Fire from City Council
CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

September 14, 2021

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