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Miami police chief Art Acevedo ousted amid clashes with City Hall

Added 10-11-21 10:18:03pm EST - “The police chief in Miami has been ousted after only six months on the job amid intense clashes with City Hall and accusations of bizarre antics.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Miami police chief Art Acevedo ousted amid clashes with City Hall”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The police chief in Miami has been ousted after only six months on the job amid intense clashes with City Hall and accusations of bizarre antics.

Art Acevedo — once called “the Michael Jordan of police chiefs” by Miami’s mayor — was suspended Monday with “the intent to terminate his employment,” City Manager Art Noriega said in a statement.

Acevedo had quickly fallen out of favor with Miami’s top officials since his April hiring, accusing them of corruption and sparking outrage by referring to police commissioners as “the Cuban Mafia,” according to The Miami Herald.

“The relationship between the Chief and the organization has become untenable and needed to be resolved promptly,” Noriega said in a statement on Monday, obtained by WPLG-TV.

His relationship with the department and community had deteriorated “beyond repair,” the city manager said.

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