Barely six months into his latest job as Miami Police Chief, the rabidly anti-gun media hog Art Acevedo finds himself looking for another new gig. His pending termination serves as the latest of a number of scandals that have followed him throughout his career.
#BREAKING Former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo — now chief in Miami — was suspended Monday night from his new job and will be fired, according to a statement from Miami City Manager Art Noriega. https://t.co/WCbkfXGWJC
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) October 12, 2021
WSVN has the breaking report:
City of Miami Manager Art Noriega said he has suspended embattled Police Chief Art Acevedo “with the intent to terminate his employment.”
Noriega issued the statement concerning his decision on Monday evening.
“Relationships between employers and employees come down to fit and leadership style, and unfortunately, Chief Acevedo is not the right fit for this organization,” Noriega wrote in his statement.
While Noriega’s statement was couched in polite diplomacy, one of the city’s commissioners was more forthcoming. Also from WSVN:
Monday night, City Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla issued a statement on the matter that reads, “The natural outcome of an arrogant and dishonest police chief was that he would be dismissed. His bad actions speak for themselves. Our city, our police officers and our residents will be better off as a result.”
People of the gun will remember Acevedo for his relentless attacks on the right of the average citizen to own and carry guns for self-defense. Instead of blaming violent criminals for crime, he likes to blame the tools they use…and, of course, the National Rifle Association.
Controversy has followed Acevedo from California, to Austin, to Houston to Miami. Wikipedia has a list of the multiple scandals involving soon-to-be-former chief, including ones for which he was disciplined. Where will this hyper-politicized aspiring gun-grabber land next?