City commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to fire Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo after six months on the job.
They heard testimony and debated his fate for five hours.
When asked if there was anything he wanted to say, the police chief replied, “I’m OK right now.”
City Manager Art Noriega announced Acevedo’s suspension with the intent to terminate his employment on Monday evening.
“He was hired with a high level of expectation, and unfortunately, not every hire works,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.