Our small town is generally quiet and free from any major protests. But that was definitely not the case on Monday night.
Starting at 6pm On Monday, February 10th, a score of off duty police officers and supporters held a demonstration across from City Hall along Westward Drive. They held up signs that read “Support Miami Springs Police”, “The City doesn`t care about what is most important, YOUR SAFETY!”, “I will die for you. What does that cost?”, and many more signs in support of the Miami Springs police.
The Miami Springs Police along with the Dade County Police Benevolent Association are working on getting a new contract. Miami Springs officers have not received a cost of living increase over the past 5 years.
At 7pm, the officers and supporters concluded the outdoor demonstration and moved into the Council Chambers for the regularly scheduled Council Meeting. As it stands now, the City of Miami Springs is at an impasse.