Proposal requires mandatory cop at every South Beach bar

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 11:22:21-05

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.