Miami PD says officer wearing Trump mask is 'unacceptable'

Miami PD says officer wearing Trump mask is 'unacceptable'
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Miami's police chief issued a statement criticizing his own officer's conduct after said officer was seen wearing a mask that displayed support for President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE while on duty at a polling location in the city.

Chief Jorge Colina told CBS 4 Miami in a statement also released by the department on Twitter that the actions of Officer Daniel Ubeda were "unacceptable" after a local Democratic official posted a picture of Ubeda wearing a "Trump 2020" mask while in uniform.

"Here is @CityofMiami Police Officer Daniel Ubeda, in full uniform with badge and gun wearing his Trump mask inside of the polling location in government center. This is city funded voter intimidation. Ubeda should be suspended immediately," wrote Steve Simeonidis, chairman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, on Twitter.


Colina said that Ubeda's conduct would be addressed immediately, though it was unclear if he would face a suspension.

"We are aware of the photograph being circulated of a Miami Police officer wearing a political mask in uniform. This behavior is unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately," said the police chief.