A Miami-Dade police officer was relieved of duty after a video of him punching a woman who was yelling at him at Miami International Airport surfaced on Wednesday night.
In the Body Cam video obtained by the Miami Herald, the officer was seen speaking to a Black woman in a terminal on Wednesday
However, the woman becomes enraged and begins taunting him. “You acting like you white when you really Black…what you want to do?” the woman says.
The unmasked woman steps up to the man, putting her face right in his before he strikes her in the face. “She headbutted me,” he says as the officers rush in to handcuff her.
Reacting to the video, Miami-Dade Police Director, Alfredo Ramirez, in a series of tweets said he has asked Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle to investigate the use of force.
“I am shocked and angered by a body cam video that i just saw involving one of our officers. I’ve immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty,”
See the video and his tweets below;