Allegation Investigated Against Miami Beach Commissioner

Miami Beach Police are currently investigating an allegation that has been made against a city commissioner.

Public Information Officer Ernesto Rodriguez confirmed to NBC 6 that the department is working with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on a case involving Commissioner Ricky Arriola.

The department would not release any additional information on their investigation or the type of allegation that was made. Arriola sent a statement to NBC 6 saying there is “zero truth to the compaint in question.”

“I was on a first date with a woman who I met on an online dating site. I felt that she had too much to drink over dinner and she was intoxicated, so I ended the date and went home,” he sent in a text. “She was upset with my decision, but I knew this was the right thing to do. Multiple witnesses who saw us that evening can confirm this sequence of events.”

Arriola, a Miami native and successful businessman, was first elected to the commission in 2015 for a four year term representing Group Five. He was a prominent supporter of a proposal to stop alcohol sales on Ocean Drive at 2 a.m., which was voted down by a nearly two to one majority.

Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updates on this developing story