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Sunrise sergeant under investigation after video shows him grabbing officer’s throat

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Sunrise Police Department
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Miami Herald
A screen capture of a body cam footage from November shows a Sunrise police sergeant grabbing a female officer by the throat.

A sergeant from the Sunrise Police Department has been relieved of his supervisory responsibilities and is the subject of an internal investigation after body cam footage from November released last week shows him grabbing an officer by her throat.

Citing the investigation, police released two body cam videos but not after turning off the sound and blurring the faces of all the officers that appear on camera with the exception of the sergeant.

In a news release sent Monday to the Herald, Sunrise Police Chief Anthony Rosa did not say the name of the sergeant or the officer he attacked on Nov. 19.

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.