Both Boria and Cabrera have denied a deal was struck.
Boria said this week he only spoke briefly with Cabrera about accepting his endorsement for the November run-off.
. "It was a brief conversation and I didn’t give him a chance to talk about anything else."
Gomez has filed a lawsuit against Cabrera, Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz and Sergio Purriños, the former city manager earlier this year. Ruiz was recently reelected to the council. Cabrera lost a bid for mayor, coming in last in a three-man race.
The lawsuit alleged that the trio instigated a criminal investigation against Gomez because of a political fallout between Cabrera and former mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. The plan was to discredit the chief and give the current administration a black eye, according to the lawsuit.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated Gomez last year after an anonymous letter was sent to then city manager Soler McKinely accusing him of rigging bids to buy office furniture and the misappropriation of taxpayer money to help pay for a nearly $26,000 swearing-in ceremony at a Doral resort.
The Doral City Council decided to reimburse Gomez $17,242.90 in attorney fees stemming from the FDLE investigation.
Boria and Cabrera voted against the reimbursement.
In addition to Gomez the city also fired Esther Rodriguez, Gomez’s executive assistant and Lt. Jose Trigo was placed on paid administrative leave because of the same FDLE investigation and an investigation by the police internal affairs.
In a memo released Thursday to council members, Stierheim said he was buoyed by the officers who turned out to the council meeting..
“Although I did not need affirmation of my decision to terminate the chief, the unexpected overwhelming turnout during last night’s council meeting of sworn police officers expressing their positive sentiments of my decision was heartfelt and overpowering,” wrote Stierheim. “Their statements were a true testament to their desire for change in the administration of the police department.”