A Miami Beach commissioner with her eye on a U.S. Congressional seat wants to remove police body cameras from officers because she believes it restricts them from doing their job.
Kristen Rosen Gonzalez also believes Miami Beach police – whom she refers to as “troops” – were stripped of their bullets when they were issued body cameras a couple of years ago.
So the democrat is obviously not the most informed politician out there.
Gonzalez made these comments in an email to Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales in which she criticized Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates for trying to bring some credibility back to a police department that has long been mired in scandal.
Gonzalez has since apologized for the email and the way she “phrased” it, claiming she was only looking out for the safety of Miami Beach residents.
In her apology on Facebook, Gonzalez explained that she only wants “trust levels to be raised” towards police officers.
However, the whole purpose of police wearing body cams is for officers to regain the trust that has eroded over the years due to countless incidents of police abuse caught on video.
So either she is clueless about police abuse or just wants it covered up the way it used to be.
Did you ever stop to think that maybe, the Chief is failing at leading his troops?
Gonzalez, who was elected in 2015, recently filed to run for the Congressional seat that will be vacated by republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2018.
Gonzalez, who also teaches at Miami-Dade College, said she would be stripped of her dignity if she was required to wear a body camera while teaching.
At the moment, she is enduring an onslaught of criticism on her Facebook page, so it might be only be a matter of time before she shuts it down.