MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 11: Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo attends a protest in front of the Versailles showing support for the people in Cuba that have taken to the streets there on July 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets across the country to protest pandemic restrictions, the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations and the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Art Acevedo has found himself far from home, his comfort zone and his popularity.
What started six months ago as a “journey of faith”- as he has described his decision to leave a cushy job as top cop in Houston to become chief of the Miami Police Department – could soon end abruptly as he finds himself at the center of a political drama laced with communist Cuba and Cold War references that has put his tenure in jeopardy.