City of Miami Police say they will discipline a police officer who was photographed wearing a Trump face mask while in uniform at an early voting polling location Tuesday morning.
The photo was tweeted by Steve Simeonidis, Chair of Miami-Dade Democrats, inside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Downtown Miami. In his Tweet, Simeonidis calls the officer's mask a form of "voter intimidation".
The police officer in the picture, whose name tag identifies them as Officer Ubeda, can be seen wearing a "Trump 2020' face mask.
In a statement, City of Miami Police said they were aware of the photograph, calling the officer's behavior unacceptable.
"This behavior is unacceptable, a violation of departmental policy, and is being addressed immediately," City of Miami Police said.
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said the officer would be disciplined.
"It's inappropriate," Suarez said. "A police officer is supposed to be impartial, irrespective who the person was, whatever sign it is."
The mayor added that the officer was in the polling location to vote, but it was unclear if the officer was on duty.
Miami Police did not explain what discipline the officer would face, but Suarez said had he not been voting, the repercussions could have been much worse.
In a statement, the Fraternal Order of Police said the officer was protected under Florida law which allows officers to vote in uniform.
However, the organization did not comment on Miami Police Department's policy on wearing political masks. Instead, the FOP stated that it has endorsed President Trump for reelection.