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Miami PD investigating after officer spotted wearing pro-Trump mask while in uniform inside polling site

Miami PD investigating after officer spotted wearing pro-Trump mask while in uniform inside polling site
Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 17:46:36-04

The Miami Police Department said they are investigating an incident involving an officer in uniform who was spotted wearing a pro-Trump mask inside a polling site.

According to the Miami Herald, the officer was spotted wearing the mask inside a polling site, which under state statute, is not allowed during an election if they are endorsing a candidate.

The picture of the officer was taken by Steve Simeonidis, who according to Buzzfeed News is the Chair of Miami-Dade Democrats.

The police department said in a tweet that they are aware of the photograph and this type of behavior is "unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately."

Miami's deputy police chief told the Miami Herald that "appropriate disciplinary action" would be taken against Officer Daniel Ubeda.