MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WFLA/NBC) – A Miami-Dade police officer has been relieved of his duties during an investigation into his handling of a woman while he was making an arrest.
The cellphone video shows several officers trying to detain Dyma Loving, 26, on March 5.
During the struggle, Officer Alejandro Giraldo grabs the woman by the neck and wrestlers her to the ground.
Soon after handcuffs are placed on Loving, she is yanked up from the ground and ushered into a police vehicle.
The Miami-Dade police director has called the video “deeply troubling.”
Officer Giraldo has been relieved of his duties and placed on paid administrative leave as the department investigates the incident.