/  07.02.2020

On Wednesday (July 1) night, shocking video footage surfaced of a police officer attacking a Black woman in Miami, Florida. In the clip, the woman can be seen arguing with a Miami-Dade Police Department cop at the Miami International Airport before things took a turn for the worse.

The unidentified victim was heard asking the policeman, during the disagreement, “What are you going to do?” while she stood in front of him. As soon as her words were uttered, the cop punched her in the face before pushing her to the ground. A second cop’s body cam then caught the assaulting officer say, “She headbutted me.” From the video, however, viewers can see that no headbutt took place.

After taking a look at the disturbing video of the attack, himself, Director Alfredo Ramirez of the same Miami-Dade Police Department that the assaulting cop is employed made the announcement that he has “initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty.”

“I am shocked and angered by a body cam video that i just saw involving one of our officers,” Ramirez tweeted. “I’ve immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty. Actions such as these undermine the hard work that we have invested in our community and causes my heart to break for our community and for the vast majority of our officers who dedicate their lives to serving our County.”

He continued: “This will not stand, and I assure our community that any officer acting in this vain will be held to account. I have also just spoken to our State Attorney @KathyFndzRundle and asked that her office immediately become involved in the investigation.”

The officers involved nor the assaulted woman have yet to be identified. You can see the disturbing footage below.

Violence Against Black Women By Way Of Domestic Violence


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