Miami Springs Police Chief, Armando Guzman, issued a statement today regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
A message from Miami Springs Police Chief Armando Guzman About the Death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis
The use of force beyond what is required is not and never will be tolerated by this Department. Every member of our Department is expected to act according to their training and the Departmental Policies and Procedures. Our oath requires us to never betray the badge, our integrity, our character or the public trust. We swore to hold not only ourselves accountable for our actions but the actions of others as well.
In the words of NYPD Detective Third-Grade Frank Serpico (NYPD 1959-1972) “We must create an atmosphere in which the dishonest officer fears the honest one and not the other way around.”
I demand nothing less than the highest level of professionalism from every member of the Miami Spring Police Department. As a member of the Miami-Dade County Chiefs of Police Association we have met with and are open to meeting with peaceful groups to hear their concerns, create forms of open dialogue and reach solutions for the betterment of police and community relations.”