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Officer faces discipline for wearing Trump mask in uniform

By AP | Oct 20, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer is facing discipline after he was photographed wearing a mask promoting President Donald Trump inside an early voting site while wearing his uniform.

Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Steve Simeonidis tweeted Tuesday a photo of the officer, saying it was taken inside a polling place at the county government center. It shows the officer wearing a blue, white and red Trump 2020 mask containing a phrase with a curse word.

“This is city funded voter intimidation,” Simeonidis tweeted, calling for the officer’s suspension.

Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina issued a statement Tuesday saying, “This behavior is unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately.”

The police department declined immediate comment on what punishment the officer might face. It is unknown whether the officer was on duty.

The Miami police union did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.