Miami Police Union President Wants To Recall Tomas Regalado
|Tomas Regalado is no longer an FOP friend.|
Aguilar insists his falling out with Regalado doesn't have anything to do with the mayor's fractured relationship with current Police Chief Miguel Exposito. "It is not about whether he supports the chief or not," Aguilar says, specifically citing the severance payouts to Tony Crapp and Larry Spring as examples of Tomas' "malfeasance and incompetence."
Over the weekend, the union's executive board voted to back his play, Aguilar adds. However, he still has to get approval to mount a campaign from all of Miami's FOP members. "We're going to have the vote on August 9," Aguilar says. "I've got a feeling it's going to be overwhelmingly yes to start collecting signatures."
Aguilar tells Banana Republican he is also confident the FOP will be able to mount a well-funded recall campaign, as well as enlist the city's other unions in the effort. "At the very least we will get the necessary signatures," Aguilar promises. "There will be a recall election."
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