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Black police officers: Miami chief should resign over old remarks

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jun 12, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A police union for black officers is calling for Miami’s police chief to step down over offensive words he admitted making more than 20 years ago during what he says was a training class on undercover policing.

The Miami Community Police Benevolent Association said Friday that Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina should resign.

Colina says he started the training class in 1997 by giving a warning that the language he was going to be using was offensive. He didn’t say this week what words he used.

He says the point was to give trainees a real-life feel. He admits he was reprimanded later.