FIU Police Chief placed on leave

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Brian Olmo | Editor-in-Chief 

FIU Police Department Chief Alexander Casas has been placed on leave as announced in a statement released by the university. 

“James Mesidor has been appointed acting chief of FIUPD while Chief Casas is on leave.”

“FIU does not comment on personnel matters; therefore, no further details are available at this time regarding Chief Casas.”

Casas’s leave comes after claims of him groping staff members while posing for pictures surfaced. 

The details surrounding Casas’s leave are unknown. 

PantherNOW reached out to FIU Media Relations for comment and were told that that they won’t comment on personnel matters.

This is a developing story. We will update as the situation progresses.

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