A spring break arrest in Miami Beach is causing a bit of controversy.
Miami Beach Police officers arrested 21-year-old Jaylan Greene near Ninth Street and Ocean Drive on Friday. The ordeal was caught on camera.
Cellphone video showed one of the officers punching the Michigan resident three times.
Police say Greene was drunk and reached for an officer’s waistband, prompting the strike.
Greene was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer. He has since bonded out of jail.
The police department released a statement that reads, “Based on our preliminary review of the use of force, the officers’ actions were appropriate given the circumstances. It should also be noted that the defendant, after being released from jail, met with the arresting officer and apologized for his actions.”