A woman who was apparently inebriated at a University of Miami football contest between Virginia Tech had to be ousted from the Hard Rock Stadium by four officers. The woman, who was white, struck the Black officer after an initial failed attempt, with the officer striking back with his arm with such force that it appeared to knock the woman unconscious.
The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a violent exchange between a police officer and a University of Miami football fan who was removed from Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night.
Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said MDPD received a copy of the video and the investigation of the incident in Miami Gardens was ongoing Saturday morning.
The 14-second video shared late Saturday night on Bartstool UMiami’s social media accounts shows three male police officers and a female police officer pick up a woman who was wearing a UM T-shirt.
The woman’s first attempt to hit the officer, who was holding her right leg, failed. She was able to slap him in the face during her second attempt, and the officer struck back with his right arm, as he was using his left to hold her leg.
Reactions to the viral video have been mixed with some observers stating she was resisting arrest. Others are highlighting the racial ramifications as well, but it’s been quiet on the Blue Lives Matter side of things. There is also some chatter that if race roles were reversed, the outcry would be startling.
A Warning: the clip showing the blow is quite violent so proceed cautiously when viewing.
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