Florida Office terminated after video surfaces of him hitting a black woman.
A Miami-Dade Police officer has been relieved of duty after he struck a black woman at the Miami-Dade International Airport.
Filmmaker Billy Corben, most famously known for directing and producing the legendary Cocaine Cowboys documentary, posted the incident on Instagram.
The video shows a black woman having an intense argument with two officers at the Miami International Airport. She proceeded past the roped area, getting face to face with one of the officers and saying “You acting like you white when you really Black… What you want to do?”.
The officer responded aggressively, striking the woman and then claiming “She headbutted me,”.
Both officers then rushed the woman while she was on the ground.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez terminated the officers involved in the incident of duty and said he had asked Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to investigate.
Director Ramirez via twitter stated “I am shocked and angered by a body cam video that I just saw involving one of our officers,” he wrote. “I’ve immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty.”
In addition: “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.
“This will not stand, and I assure our community that any officer acting in this vain will be held to account.”
The identities of both the woman and the striking officer have not been officially released.