MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - South Beach's signature bars may soon be required to have a mandatory cop after midnight.
The Miami Beach City Commission earlier this month unanimously agreed to a proposal requiring every bar along the South Beach corridor to have a police officer after midnight standing guard outside until closing time.
The measure requires a second vote in January before it can be passed officially, and some of the language in the proposal may be tweaked. But it has the support of a business group that represents the affected bars.
The officers will be primarily tasked with controlling crowds.