Florida police officer to be disciplined after being photographed wearing Trump mask at polling place

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The Miami Police Department says it will be disciplining an officer who wore a face mask supporting President Trump at an early voting location.

The image was circulated by Steve Simeonidis, the chair of the Miami-Dade Democrats. According to Simeonidis, the photo was taken in a government building in downtown Miami.

Simeonidis calls the act a form of “voter intimidation.”

The mask on the officer appears to read, “Trump 2020: No more bull——.”

The Police Department released a statement calling the officer’s behavior unacceptable.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told the Miami NBC station the officer was wearing the mask while voting — but an officer is not allowed to wear anything with party affiliation while in uniform.

“It obviously creates a situation… for us officers have a responsibility… to protect our residents and they have to do that in a impartial manor,” Suarez said.

Miami police did not say what discipline the officer would face only noting the act is “being addressed immediately.”

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