A Miami-Dade policeman was relieved of his duty after shocking cellphone video showed him violently detaining a black woman who called 911 to tell them that a man had threatened to shoot her.
Dyma Loving, 26, and her friend, 22-year-old Adrianna Green, were leaving a South Miami-Dade residence when Green’s 50-year-old neighbor allegedly called the women ‘wh***s’.
Loving admitted to throwing a plant in the neighbor’s – identified as 50-year-old Frank Tumm in police reports – yard after he continued shouting insults at them, the Miami New Times reports.
Shocking video shows 26-year-old Dyma Loving getting forcibly detained by Miami-Dade police officer Alejandro Giraldo after she called authorities
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez addressed the video on Wednesday, stating that the officer was relieved of his duties
But Loving and Green were forced to call authorities when Tumm – who is white – threatened to shoot them with a shotgun, saying he would ‘shoot my burnt blacka*s face off my neck.’
The wild March 5 video shows the moment officers respond to the residence at SW 113th Place and SW 201st Street.
While five officers arrived at the scene, an officer identified as Alejandro Giraldo can be heard telling the woman that she needs to be Baker Acted.
Giraldo takes the woman’s arm and yanks her to the ground, putting her into a headlock and throwing her across the cement
Loving can be heard asking why does she need to be reprimanded and asserts that she needs to go charge her phone to call her kids, but the officer grabs the woman and pushes her up against the fence.
‘Do not touch me,’ Loving is repeatedly heard stating as Giraldo and another officer start trying to put handcuffs on her. She instructs Green to film the whole ordeal
But Giraldo then takes the woman’s arm and yanks her to the ground, putting her into a headlock and throwing her across the cement.
Loving was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an office without violence
‘I wanted to call my kid,’ Loving shouts. ‘I just said I wanted to call my kid. My phone is dead. What do you not understand? I had a gun pointed in front of me and my kid is sick. I’m stressed out. I need to go call my children. I don’t understand.’
The officer pulls the woman to her feet and forcibly places her into a patrol car.
The 26-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an office without violence.
‘He just thought that because he was in this uniform he was the king of the world,’ Loving told Local 10 News.
Supplemental incident reports indicate that Loving was ‘acting belligerent and would not obey commands’ adding that she was also ‘upset, very irate and uncooperative.’
‘He just thought that because he was in this uniform he was the king of the world,’ Loving said of the officer, who she said made her scrape her arm on the cement
Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez addressed the video on Wednesday, stating that the department would get to the bottom of the incident.
‘I find the actions depicted on the video deeply troubling and in no way reflective of our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness,’ he said in the statement.
‘This is why last week, upon becoming aware of the video posted on social media, an immediate inquiry was initiated which resulted in the involved officer being relieved of duty and of his role as a field training officer.
‘An investigation into the entire incident is currently ongoing and upon its conclusion, I will hold those that violated any of our policies and/or procedures accountable for their actions or lack thereof.
Tumm was not charged with anything in connection to the incident.