MIAMI (CBSMiami) – City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo is speaking out after former Police Chief Art Acevedo filed a lawsuit against him and several other city leaders.
Acevedo filed suit against the city, saying he was fired out of retaliation for speaking up against the corruption he says he saw at city hall.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Launches Building Blocks Fund For Affordable Housing
The suit specifically names Commissioners Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Manolo Reyes and Carollo.READ MORE: Saturday Is 'Kids To Park Day', Get Outside, Have Some Fun
Carollo says Acevedo is one of biggest frauds that has ever been behind a badge.
“Not one thing that he put down in that lawsuit can he prove – nothing. It’s all based on the word of Acevedo and the lies of Acevedo, and that’s the bottom line. This man is not believable. And when the time comes for attorneys going forward, that will be proven,” Carollo said.MORE NEWS: Florida Man Who Killed Co-Worker Over Affair Gets Life In Prison
Acevedo was fired after a series of lengthy commission meetings back in October after only six months on the job.