CBS Miami/AP , KHOU
7:35 AM. CST November 06, 2017
MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami/AP) — Another viral video involving a police officer is inflicting fairly the stir.
Police are investigating a videotaped altercation the place an apparently intoxicated University of Miami soccer fan slaps an officer, who then punches her within the head.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta launched a press release on Sunday concerning the incident.
“Promoting a safe and secure environment during any special event is our primary concern. After responding to a disturbance, the person in the video was being removed from the event by our officers for being disorderly. She was subsequently arrested for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Disorderly Conduct/Breach of the peace. Supervisory personnel are aware of the video and are reviewing the incident to ensure compliance with our policies and procedures.”
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In the 14-second video posted on Twitter, three officers carry a younger girl carrying a inexperienced and orange Miami jersey up the stadium steps, one officer hoisting her torso together with his arms below her shoulders and the opposite two carrying her legs.
She flails on the officer carrying her proper leg along with her open hand and misses the again of his head, however nails him within the face along with her backhand.
He instantly reacts, hitting her within the head together with his proper fist, inflicting her to crumble within the officers’ arms as she is carried out of view of the digital camera.
Miami-Dade Police recognized the lady as 30-year-old Bridget Freitas.
According to an arrest report, officers responded to a bit of Hard Rock Stadium after being notified of a disturbance.
They arrived to seek out Freitas arguing with different followers and utilizing loud profanity.
She then sat on the steps of the part and refused to maneuver, resulting in the officers having to forcibly take her out.
She has been charged with disorderly conduct and battery on a police officer.
An arrest report recognized the officer that struck Freitas as Detective Ross.
By Sunday morning, the video had been shared on Twitter greater than 2,000 instances and was posted on quite a few web sites.
University of Miami officers stated they have been conscious of the video and have been additionally gathering data.
The college typically employs off-duty officers in uniform to help with crowd management, site 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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