January 23, 2020
A controversial Miami police captain is under fire this week for claiming he was black because of the “one-drop rule” while speaking at a public meeting.
Miami Police Capt. Javier Ortiz, who is Cuban-American, appeared Friday to defend himself in front of city commissioners at a meeting on racial equality in the department after Sgt. Stanley Jean-Poix, president of Miami’s Community Police Benevolent Association, accused him of having identified as black on police promotional exams.
A clip of Ortiz making his claim to commissioners was posted online.
#BREAKING: @MiamiPD Capt. @OrtizFOP tells city commission "I am a black male" after he was caught lying about his race on 2014 lieutenant's exam and 2017 captain's application — his original MPD application says he's white Hispanic #BecauseMiami pic.twitter.com/meaJ2mlQGn
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) January 17, 2020
“As far as Captain [Dana] Carr, she loves to call me a Latin male,” Ortiz told commissioners. “I’m a black male. Yes, I am, and I am not Hispanic. I was born in this country.”
This article was posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:21 am