A 21-year-old woman was punched in the face by a Miami-Dade County police officer and he has now been terminated for it, following the release of body cam footage.
Sargeant Anthony Rodriguez is heard telling Paris Anderson – who was told by American Airlines employees that she could not board her flight to Chicago after arriving late and must wait until morning for the next flight – to go ahead and punch the Miami International Airport staff like she is threatening to do. Following that, Paris gets face-to-face and belligerent with Rodriguez who then punches her instead. A scuffle ensues and it's all c aught on camera.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez released this statement following the now viral incident:
“I’ve immediately initiated an investigation and ordered that the involved officers be relieved of duty. Actions such as these undermine the hard work that we have invested in our community and causes my heart to break for our community and for the vast majority of our officers who dedicate their lives to serving our county. This will not stand, and I assure our community that any officer acting in this vein will be held to account.”
He also got State Attorney Kathy Rundle involved:
Anderson was charged with battery on an officer and disorderly conduct. Let's see how this ends up...