Miami Gardens Police Chief resigns due to mother’s medical condition

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - A letter confirming the resignation of Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen was released Thursday afternoon.

According to the letter, Brooklen resigned due to his mother’s medical condition. “I have been dealing with my mother’s fragile health condition, and I feel that my attention and time is needed elsewhere,” he said.

He later said, “Please know that while I am leaving my position as Chief of Police, I am by no means leaving my city and the community that I have committed to serve. I will continue to serve the city I love and the place my family still calls home from a volunteer position to ensure we continue to win.”

His resignation will be in effect on Oct. 1.

Miami Gardens Police acting chief will be Assistant Chief Cynthia Dawson Machanic.

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