Surprise pick: Houston Chief Art Acevedo, a national figure, will lead Miami police

MIAMI – Miami’s next police chief is a surprise pick that few, if any, saw coming — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, leader of the fourth largest police department in the country and a man who forged a national profile the past year marching with police reform protesters after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Acevedo is expected to be introduced during a City Hall news conference later Monday morning and take the department’s reins in about six weeks. He would be Miami’s fifth chief the past decade, an unusual high turnover for a large department of about 1,400 officers. He leaves …

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