Police Abuse

Florida Cop Caught on Video Assaulting Homeless Man Who Was Trying to Go to the Bathroom, Internal Investigation Leads to Paid Suspension

And nothing else will happen?



Ft. Lauderdale police officer Victor Ramirez did not appear interested in letting Bruce Laclair, a homeless man, peacefully go to the bathroom before leaving a downtown bus terminal. Ramirez is seen on cellphone video pushing him to the ground and the slapping him violently while he's still on the ground.

"Don't fucking touch me," the cop says, although it doesn't appear the homeless man did. An onlooker yelsl to the cop that he would report him.

Watch the video below:

Laclair was arrested on trespassing charges and released from jail Monday. No charges have been filed against Ramirez, although someone did report him. The Ft. Lauderdale police department says it launched an internal investigation during the course of which Ramirez was given a paid vacation relieved of duty with pay.

h/t Stanton Smith