Miami Police is conducting an internal investigation after social media video shows officers punching a man being arrested in Liberty City.
Interim Chief Ronald Papier has released this statement: "The Miami Police Department is aware of a video circulating on social media depicting Miami Police officers involved in a use of force against an actively resisting subject. The subject was ultimately arrested for a Probation Violation warrant issued for removing an ankle monitor in place for a prior Robbery, Battery, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Giving a False Name to Law Enforcement offense. On the incident date the subject was also charged with Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting an Officer with Violence, and Obstruction by Disguised Person. Pursuant to its internal investigation, the Miami Police Department is actively reviewing all video and testimonial evidence related to the use of force and will take appropriate action if any violations are identified."