Michelle Spence-Jones Surrenders to Police a Day After She's Sworn In
According to the Miami Herald, Spence-Jones was surrounded by supporters singing "We Shall Overcome," and she declared her innocence before being arrested.
Yesterday, delivering a racially charged speech at her swearing-in ceremony, Spence-Jones declared the allegation a public lynching.
"They don't know this nappy-headed child of God has her armor on,'' she told the crowd, to rapturous applause.
The arrest also comes a day after news that Commissioner Angel Gonzalez would resign amid charges he illegally secured a no-show job for his daughter.
The news leaves the commission practically empty. Only veteran Marc Sarnoff and newly elected Frank Carollo are left. A runoff between Francis Suarez and Manolo Reyes is set for Tuesday, but the winner would not be sworn in for five days.