Miami-Dade police chief offered resignation prior to suicide attempt on Florida highway

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The Florida police chief who attempted suicide on a highway after an argument with his wife Sunday night offered his resignation before injuring himself, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced Wednesday.

Levine Cava spoke on the phone with Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, she said. He told her, “There was an incident at the hotel in Tampa, and that he had made mistakes and he was remorseful and he was going back to Miami and we would talk about it more the next day,” Levine Cava said.

She added, “He told me he had made a mistake, that he was prepared to resign.”

Levine Cava didn’t elaborate more on her conversation with Ramirez but said there is an ongoing investigation into Sunday’s events involving Ramirez.