A Florida police officer patrolled a polling place in uniform while wearing a face mask promoting President Donald Trump.
The officer was photographed wearing a Trump mask at a government center that serves as a polling place, and Miami-Dade County Democratic Party chair Steve Simeonidis shared the photo on Twitter and identified the officer as Daniel Ubeda, of Miami police.
“Here is @CityofMiami Police Officer Daniel Ubeda, in full uniform with badge and gun wearing his Trump mask inside of the polling location in government center,” Simeonidis tweeted. “This is city funded voter intimidation. Ubeda should be suspended immediately.”
Here is @CityofMiami Police Officer Daniel Ubeda, in full uniform with badge and gun wearing his Trump mask inside of the polling location in government center.
This is city funded voter intimidation.
Ubeda should be suspended immediately. pic.twitter.com/TbJxu6mcem
— Steve Simeonidis (@stevesimeonidis) October 20, 2020
Miami police responded to the social media posts, saying the officer wearing the mask — which reads “Trump 2020: No more bullsh*t” — violated department policy.
We are aware of the photograph being circulated of a Miami Police officer wearing a political mask in uniform. This behavior is unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately. pic.twitter.com/E3eO0IQh0f
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) October 20, 2020
Early voting began Monday in Florida ahead of the Nov. 3 election, and the state shattered its opening-day record with more than 350,000 ballots cast.
Miami-Dade County is offering 33 early voting locations.