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After Miami-Dade prosecutors recuse themselves, Broward will probe Miami corruption claim

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MATIAS J. OCNER
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Miami Herald
Miami police chief Art Acevedo faces an uncertain future as the top cop in the city.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle recused her office from investigating claims of corruption made by former Miami police chief Art Acevedo against city commissioners, according to unsealed documents obtained by the Miami Herald.

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor to take over the case on Dec. 17, the documents show.

Shortly before being fired last year, Acevedo wrote a memo accusing Miami commissioners Joe Carollo, Alex Díaz de la Portilla and Manolo Reyes of corruption and improperly interfering in police matters. He passed his accusations on to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami and the FBI, which have expressed little interest in pursuing them. He also alerted Fernández Rundle’s office.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.