eight:00 AM. CST November 06, 2017
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating a videotaped altercation the place a University of Miami soccer fan slaps an officer, who then punches her within the head.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta stated in an e mail Sunday that Bridget Freitas, a 30-year-old nurse, has been charged with felony battery on a police officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He stated the division is reviewing the video to verify correct procedures had been adopted within the altercation at Hard Rock Stadium throughout Miami’s win Saturday over Virginia Tech.
Video reveals cop punching a drunk Miami fan after she slaps him whereas carrying her out
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According to the arrest report, Freitas had been arguing with different followers and was “using profanity in a loud, boisterous manner” when officers arrived. They say they tried to calm her down and requested her to maneuver to the concourse, however she refused and sat on the steps.
In a press release launched on Twitter, Miami-Dade police stated it was investigating the matter.
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“Supervisory personnel are aware of the video and are reviewing the incident to ensure compliance with our policies and procedures.”
In the 14-second video posted on Twitter, 4 officers decide up Freitas, who was carrying a inexperienced and orange Miami jersey. Three carry her up the steps, with one officer hoisting her torso together with his arms beneath her shoulders and the opposite two carrying her legs.
With her eyes half-closed, Freitas flails on the officer carrying her proper leg together with her open hand and misses the again of his head, however nails him within the face together with her backhand.
He instantly reacts, hitting her within the head together with his proper fist. Police didn’t launch the officer’s full title.
By Sunday afternoon, the video had been shared on Twitter greater than three,00zero instances and was posted on quite a few web sites.
Jail data don’t present Freitas being held Sunday afternoon. She didn’t instantly return a telephone message searching for remark.
University of Miami officers stated they had been conscious of the video and had been additionally gathering data. The faculty typically employs off-duty officers in uniform to help with crowd management, visitors and safety at soccer video games, and there have been a number of skirmishes within the stands Saturday that required intervention of regulation enforcement and others.
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