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Miami City Commission Grills Police Chief Over Dance Moves And More During Special Meeting

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MATIAS J. OCNER
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MIAMI HERALD
City of Miami's incoming police chief Art Acevedo speaks during a press conference at Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove, Florida on Monday, March 15, 2021.

With Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo’s job hanging in the balance Monday, Commissioner Joe Carollo went to, where else, but the videotape.

As Miami’s new chief peeked occasionally down at an airing of grievances about his performance from a second-floor City Hall window, Carollo projected onto a large screen a long-forgotten Elvis Presley impersonation by Acevedo during a fundraiser — the outline of his crotch prominently displayed in the tight white one-piece outfit he chose for the occasion.

“Do you find it acceptable for your police chief to go out in public with pants like that, with his mid-section and pants so tight?” Carollo, freezing the video, asked the man who hired Acevedo.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.