Over the past two-and-a-half years, Miami Police Department (MPD) Capt. Javier Ortiz has been on the job for an aggregate total of eight months. For the other 22 months, Ortiz, one of the department’s most controversial officers, has been on suspension for various investigations into his conduct, all the while being paid on the public’s dime.
The erstwhile police union president has been suspended multiple times over the years, avoiding termination despite allegations of violence and racism, not to mention the many thousands of dollars he’s cost the city in legal fees for lawsuits brought against him.
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