Miami Police Union is seeking the termination of Assistant Chief Anita Najiy for not placing her hand over her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. The police union maintains Najiy is in violation of the police oath. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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“She is actively refusing to show allegiance to the United States of America, which is part of our oath as law enforcement officers,” Head of Police Ortiz told Local News. “This has been going on for several months.”
“By not publicly showing her allegiance to our nation with the rest of the Miami Police Department, she is violating our oath,” Ortiz wrote.
Ortiz also questions Najiy’s allegiance to the country.
“If she isn’t loyal to the United States of America, what country is she loyal and allegiant to?” Ortiz wrote.
“What makes you think she does not have allegiance just because of a physical actions?” asked Local 10’s Glenna Milberg.
“Because she is denouncing the United States in full police uniform and she is making a political statement by wearing that uniform,” Ortiz said.
Najiy was promoted last year with great fanfare as the first female assistant chief in city history. She is a 30-plus year veteran with the Miami Police Department.
Does the police oath trump the 1st amendment and warrant a reprimand?