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Miami police officer in hot water for voting in uniform with pro-Trump mask



A Miami police officer is in hot water for wearing a Trump campaign-themed face mask while voting in full uniform on Tuesday.

Officer Daniel Ubeda, who was caught inside the polling site by Miami-Dade Democratic party chairman Steve Simeonidis, will be disciplined for violating department policy, authorities told the Miami Herald.

Simeonidis posted to his Twitter account a picture of Ubeda wearing the mask, which read, “Trump 2020 – No more bulls–t.”

He also said Ubeda’s actions violated state law.

“This is city-funded voter intimidation,” Simeonidis tweeted along with the picture. “Ubeda should be suspended immediately. Not only is this an egregious form of voter intimidation, but it’s also a crime.”

The police officer “laughed it off,” when he was questioned about his mask, Simeonidis told the Herald.

Deputy Police Chief Ron Papier told the newspaper that Ubeda violated two department policies and will be reprimanded.

“Obviously this is a clear violation of our department policy regarding campaigning while on duty,” Papier said.

“Additionally, the mask has offensive language, which is also a violation of department policy.”



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