MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police officer was convicted Thursday for unlawfully tackling a woman to the ground and then writing a false arrest report.
It happened in March of 2019.READ MORE: There's No Business Like Shoe Business & The High End Sneaker Business Is Booming
Miami-Dade officer Alejandro Giraldo is seen on body camera footage tackling Dyma Loving, who had called police when her neighbor allegedly pointed a shotgun on her.
When police arrived, Loving was the one who ended up in handcuffs, and then in jail.READ MORE: Wife Of Slain Cyclist Pushes For Safety Measures After 2 More Deaths On Rickenbacker Causeway
Thursday, jurors deliberated for a little over an hour and convicted Giraldo of battery and official misconduct.
He faces up to five years in prison.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released the following statement on Twitter:MORE NEWS: Miami PD Needs Help Finding 84-Year-Old Joseph Downs
“We will continue doing what we can to hold officers who violate the law accountable, because when a law enforcement officer commits a crime, it truly eats at the trust they need to keep our residents & communities safe.”