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Video: Miami Beach Police Respond To Beach Confrontation

March 29, 2011  | 


Miami Beach Police say the officer who arrested a woman on the sand outside of a fashion event, slamming her to the ground while a crowd taunted the officer, did nothing wrong, reports the Miami Herald.

Late Monday night, the Miami Herald posted YouTube videos online showing Lt. Douglas Simon arresting a woman later identified as Sara Greenback who police say was kicked out of a Funkshion Fashion Week concert on the beach for "unruly behavior."

Lt. Simon made the arrest, after seeing the crowd gather. He was patrolling with a department ATV. A police statement on Tuesday described the crowd as an "angry mob."

Lt. Simon can be seen in the video initally getting one handcuff around Greenback's right wrist, after slamming her to the beach, while members of the crowd taunt the officer and yell insults. The officer can be heard telling the crowd to back away, before attaching the second cuff.

Read the full story at MiamiHerald.com. Watch the video:

VIDEO: Beach Confrontation In South Miami

Tags: Citizen Video, Miami Beach PD, Crowd Control


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Michael @ 4/5/2011 1:01 AM

This seems like a good time to use a Large Bottle of Pepper Spray...that will shut these college pukes up with threats and using video/phones saying crap trying to a brawl.
Well, it sounds like they were trying to incite a riot........Pepper spray then off to jail. Then maybe next time these fine college students will know to mind their own dam business. That action would have set a tone with the pukes for now and for the future. Didn't really feel like there was any "Command Presence" watching the video, If you know what I mean? This is one of those, you want some Police Attention, now you got it. Maybe, the Chief doesn't allow that kind of force to be used anymore. Most of the chief's have become alittle weak at the knees on support lately. I guess we could go back later when the beach fires are going and bring some marsh mellows and sing Kum Ba Yah and everything will be ok.

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