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In Cuban Miami, police chief’s reform agenda hits tight spot

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By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez praised Art Acevedo as “America’s best chief” when he recruited him to lead Miami’s police force just six months ago. Acevedo had a national profile as a progressive law enforcer in Texas. And as a Cuban refugee, born in Havana, he was presented as a perfect fit. But Acevedo grew up in California, and it didn’t take long for his outsider status to clash with Miami’s Cuban Americans. Now a brewing feud with the police union and several city commissioners Acevedo accuses of meddling in the department has come to a head. Commissioners gave themselves subpoena power Monday to investigate Acevedo. 

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