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.
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