Shocking moment police officer PUNCHES a woman at Miami Airport
Police officer is released on duty after beating a woman at Miami Airport shouting ‘you pretend you’re white but you’re really black’
- A police officer slapped a woman in the face and pushed her to the ground at Miami International Airport on Wednesday evening
- The confrontation was captured on a nearby officer’s bodycam video
- The woman yelled at the officer and said, “You’re pretending to be white, but you’re really black. What are you going to do? ‘
- The officer then beat her and two officers ran nearby to take them apart
- Miami Dade police chief Alfredo Ramirez condemned the attack and ordered an investigation
- He said the police officers involved have been released from their duties
Shocking video footage has emerged of a police officer slapping a woman in the face at Miami International Airport.
The startling attack was filmed on an officer’s body camera and shows an unnamed Miami-Dade police officer hitting a black woman on Wednesday evening.
The clip shows a woman facing two officers shouting at one of them before getting close to his face.
“I really should. You black, you pretend you’re white, but you’re really black. What are you going to do? the woman says she comes close to the officer by the chin.
Suddenly the officer nods and slaps the woman’s face. He then throws his hands on her and brings her to the ground while officers in the background shout ‘Woah, woah’.
Shocking video footage of a policeman slapping a woman’s face at Miami International Airport on Wednesday evening
The clip shows a woman facing two officers shouting at one of them before getting close to his face. She said, “You pretend you’re white, but you’re really black. What are you going to do? ‘
A second officer rushes to separate the two, as does the officer behind the body camera recording the incident.
In the clip, the officer who hit the woman is heard and claims ‘she hit me’.
It is not clear what the argument was about.
A law enforcement source said the woman loudly complained about a missed or delayed flight, the report said Miami Herald.
A ticket agent called the police and an officer came to calm her down, but a confrontation escalated into violence and was pushed to the ground with her.
The video has surfaced on social media, as a result of which Miami Dade police chief Alfredo Ramirez announced an investigation into the incident. He said he had ordered the officers involved to be released from their duties.
The officer punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground. Two officers in the neighborhood then ran to break up the confrontation
A law enforcement source said the woman loudly complained about a missed or delayed flight, causing a ticket agent at the airport to call police, leading to the confrontation
“I am shocked and angry at a body cam video I just saw with one of our agents. I immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the officers concerned be released from their duties, “he said.
“Such actions undermine the hard work we have invested in our community and make my heart break for our community and for the vast majority of our officers who dedicate their lives to serving our province. This will not last, and I assure our community that any officer acting in this futile sense will be held accountable, ” he added.
Ramirez said he also asked attorney general Kathy Rundle to join the investigation.
The agents and victim involved in the incident were not named.
The president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association said the officer hit the woman with an “open hand clap,” sometimes called a “diversionary strike.”
Miami Dade police chief Alfredo Ramirez condemned the attack and ordered an investigation. He said the police officers involved have been released from their duties
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez called the video “unpleasant” and an “unnecessary excessive use of force”
“She was clearly the aggressor. She was asked to leave. She is combative and pushes her face straight into his face, “said PBA President Steadman Stahl.
The incident occurred after national protests denouncing police brutality against black people and the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.
Some protests have escalated into clashes with the police. In South Florida, two police officers have been arrested in battery cases since the protests.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez called the video “unpleasant” and “unnecessary excessive use of force.”
‘Our @MiamiDadePD are NOT trained for that. @MDPD_Director Ramirez fired the officer and the investigation is ongoing. That’s why I set up body cameras and MDPD reviews all images. ‘