The Miami-Dade police department is reportedly investigating a situation involving a black police officer who punched a white female as he helped carry her from a University of Miami football game on Saturday night.
The punch, which was caught on camera (see below), shows four male police officers pick up a woman who reportedly was unruly and carry her out of the stadium. Along the way the female swings her arm at the cop, who retaliates by punching her in the face.
The woman, identified as 30-year-old Bridget Freitas, was charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Breach of the Peace.
In the video, it appears the punch knocks Freitas unconscious.
The incident happened during the University of Miami’s victory over Virginia Tech at the Hard Rock stadium on Saturday night.
The department posted a statement on its Twitter to address the incident, saying: ‘Promoting a safe and secure environment during any special event is our primary concern.”
According to authorities, supervisory personnel are aware of the video and are reviewing the incident to ensure compliance with our policies and procedures.
The man who captured the video told a local news reporter that he saw Freitas “swinging at another lady” and acting unruly prior to the police being called in.
She was “making a scandal”, he said, and “everyone between sections 129 and 130 was staring.”
Records show the Pembroke Pines Police Department responded to a July 2012 incident involving Freitas, who was charged with battery.
Here is video:
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