(Vibe) A video has surfaced of what apparently reveals police brutality against a Miami man. The city’s police department is investigating the events surrounding an Aug. 6 arrest in Liberty Square, where a black officer is captured seemingly punching a handcuffed suspect in the back of his patrol vehicle. The officer has since been relieved of duty, according to Major Delrish Moss.
“We have seen the video and we have launched a full internal affairs investigation into the matter,” he said in a statement. “We take that responsibility very seriously. The officer involved in the incident will be relieved of duty as we investigate.”
The woman who captured the video told Miami news station Local 10 that the officer attempted to snatch her phone while she she recorded. He also reportedly instructed her to “delete the video,” subsequently threatening to take her to jail.