A Fort Lauderdale police officer has been suspended after video showed him pushing a kneeling woman to the ground Sunday. Others on the force quickly pushed the officer away from the woman and then down the street as bottles were thrown. Mayor Dean Trantalis told reporters that the officer, who has not been named, is suspended pending an investigation.
Unprovoked, a white police officer assaults a black protester, which started the riot in Fort Lauderdale.
The evidence is clear pic.twitter.com/9bxmWGyc8m— NemRaps (@NemRaps) June 1, 2020
“If it’s turned out that he acted inappropriately, then we will have swift discipline in response to what he did," Trantalis said. "We do not appreciate that kind of conduct, nobody in the department wants to be disrespected, and we feel this should never have happened.”