Hispanic police officer scrutinized after invoking ‘one-drop rule’ to identify as a black man

 

A Hispanic police officer in Miami is facing calls for his resignation after he said he identifies as a black man.

Miami Police Capt. Javier Ortiz made the remarks during a meeting after other officers filed a complaint about racial disparity within the police department, according to NBC News. Ortiz faced accusations from Sgt. Stanley Jean-Poix that he declared himself a black man on police exams to get promoted.

“So, the question is, why is it that every time he finishes an exam, he goes back to white Hispanic male?” Jean-Poix said at the meeting on Friday.

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