Daily Beast: A Miami police officer photographed wearing a pro-Trump mask near a voting site while in full uniform will be disciplined, the Miami Herald reports.
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
His name is Daniel Obeda.
Additionally the photo was taken at a polling station. This looks like voter intimidation. pic.twitter.com/fPttIfHVYP
— Suzan Scott (@NewsJunkieBlu) October 20, 2020
Daniel Ubeda was spotted by a local Democratic Party chairman, who posted a photo to social media. No one is allowed within 150 feet of a voting center unless they are going to vote.
Why is Daniel Obeda campaigning for Trump during work hours in full uniform inside a polling place? https://t.co/MZLP0HAn7w
— ABerman333 (@ABerman333) October 20, 2020
“He may have been going to vote. But he was in full uniform with the mask and a gun. That’s voter intimidation,” said the chairman, attorney Steve Simeonidis, who added that Ubeda “laughed it off” when questioned about his mask.
Miami police chief Ron Papier said Ubeda’s actions violated department policy against campaigning while on duty. Ubeda’s mask also contained offensive language, an additional violation.