Raul Martinez denounced Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart Thursday for using a former Hialeah police officer to trash him in his latest anti-Martinez TV ad.
Bill O'Connell, a retired Hialeah police captain, appears in the ad accusing Martinez of being the "most corrupt politician you will ever see in your life.''
''The new ad is a former disgruntled police officer that cannot speak for police officers, and had Lincoln Diaz-Balart vetted this individual he would have found out very easily by just calling the city that this was the police officer that tried to steal from the city,'' Martinez said at a press conference. "He was caught. He pretended to be injured.''