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Miami-Dade Cop Relieved Of Duty For Hitting Woman Taunting Him For ‘Acting Like You White’

Miami Herald
Body-camera footage of Miami-Dade police officer Antonio Rodriguez punching a Black woman at Miami International Airport.

A Miami-Dade police officer was relieved of duty after body-camera footage surfaced Wednesday night of him hitting a woman who was yelling at him at Miami International Airport.

The video, obtained by the Miami Herald, shows a masked officer speaking to a Black woman in a terminal on Wednesday, when she becomes irate and begins taunting him. “You acting like you white when you really Black...what you want to do?” the woman says.

The unmasked woman steps up to the man, putting her face right in his before he strikes her in the face. “She headbutted me,” he says as the officers rush in to handcuff her.

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