Veteran Miami Police Captain With Controversial Past Fired

Javier Ortiz, an 18-year veteran of the department, had been suspended last year amid an internal affairs investigation and two lawsuits that had been filed against him.

“Any member of the Miami Police Department who does not carry out the department’s mission is unworthy of serving the residents and stakeholders they vowed to uphold as a sworn member of the police department,” Morales said in a brief statement announcing Ortiz’s termination.

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