Home surveillance video Henderson provided media outlets shows the doctor, a University of Miami Health System employee, wearing a mask and the sergeant without one. Henderson told ABC News that was his main concern because the sergeant got “all up in my face.” Three days before the encounter with the sergeant, Miami-Dade Police Chief Jorge Colina said at least six officers had tested positive for COVID-19 and 125 had been quarantined awaiting test results. “Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings are mandatory in Miami-Dade County to help slow the spread of #COVID19,” the Miami police department retweeted Friday.
Although Colina didn’t address why the sergeant wasn’t wearing a mask in a department video posted on social media Saturday, the chief said his department doesn’t condone any kind of profiling. “There is a cargo van that is parked in front of that home. It appears to be trash that is being off-loaded,” Colina said. “That is the genesis of the stop. Now what happens after that, what’s being discussed, the actions taken, etc., all that needs to be investigated. And it will be investigated.” Colina said Henderson hasn’t contacted the department to make a complaint. “I just got accosted by police,” the doctor told the Herald. “Why would I call them?”