POLICE CHIEF REFUSES TO SALUTE OUR FLAG Apr 21, 2015 16:23:02 GMT -5
Post by bluepride on Apr 21, 2015 16:23:02 GMT -5
Miami assistant police chief criticized for not pledging allegiance
The head of the Miami police union is seeking disciplinary action against the assistant police chief after she refused to salute the American flag while in uniform during a promotional ceremony.
Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, wants Assistant Chief Anita Najiy removed from her position as honor guard commander. He sent a letter Monday to Chief Rodolfo Llanes seeking a reprimand.
Ortiz claims that Najiy's failure to salute the flag "to make a political statement" during Friday's ceremony at the Miami Police College is a violation of the police oath. He calls her actions "unprofessional and disgraceful."
A video posted on the police union's YouTube channel shows Najiy standing with the other officers in uniform during the Pledge of Allegiance. However, Najiy doesn't place her hand over her heart.
"By not publicly showing her allegiance to our nation with the rest of the Miami Police Department, she is violating our oath," Ortiz wrote.
Ortiz also questions Najiy's allegiance to the country.
"If she isn't loyal to the United States of America, what country is she loyal and allegiant to?" Ortiz wrote.
The Miami Police Department hasn't commented on whether any action will be taken.
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This poor excuse for a Police Officer should be either demoted or fired or both. What a disgrace. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I'm sure she's going to pull out some card from her deck. There's a survey within the linked article. I hope anyone who reads this takes part in it. This should be publicized to the max.