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A Fort Lauderdale police officer Steven Poherence was suspended after being filmed pushing a demonstrator on his knees during a George Floyd demonstration on Sunday, according to a report.
Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Steven Poherence was relieved of duty pending investigation after he was seen pushing a woman to the ground during last night’s protests.
This happened as he & other officers were trying to help other officers pic.twitter.com/WYkUVvnU6z
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Policeman Steven Poherence is target of a criminal investigation
Policeman Steven Poherence is also the target of a criminal investigation by the Florida Police Department over the incident, which intervened after several days of protests after Floyd’s death in custody at the Minneapolis visa, reported WSVN-TV.
The video of the incident on the cell phone shows Poherance yelling at the protesters before turning and walking away from the camera.
Steven holding a Black Lives Matter sign
When he passes the kneeling woman, who is holding a Black Lives Matter sign, the policeman pushes her to the floor and continues walking – then he is taken by another officer.
“A white police officer shoots a girl who is already on her knees, but a police officer from QUEEN NEGRA comes in to take a look,” wrote Willie Loud, who recorded the video on Twitter.
Loud later told the WSVN that “when that happened, that sort of thing started the rage and everything. It was at that point that everything turned to the worst.”
The battered woman also thanked the other police officer on Twitter, according to the media.
“Very unfair how he treated me, especially with a peaceful protest !! I CAN TALK MUCH BECAUSE IT TAKEN A LEGAL ACTION, BUT I WANTED TO SAY A HIGE [SIC] THANK YOU TO KRYSTAL SMITH OF FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE,” wrote the woman, who was not identified.
Fort Lauderdale police chief Rick Maglione Statement
Fort Lauderdale police chief Rick Maglione told a news conference that “it was a reasonable conclusion” that the incident sparked protests and turned a peaceful protest into another confrontation with the police, who used tear gas and rubber bullets to stop the fire. protest. .
But Maglione noted that there were other clashes during the day, including protesters jumping in a policeman’s car and breaking the window.
However, he said that Poherence “had been removed from all contact with the public”.
“He is relieved of his duties mainly when the matter is under investigation,” said the chief. “He will be investigated first to see if any Florida laws have been violated.”
“In other words, a criminal investigation will be initiated by the Florida Police Department. This is not uncommon in the case of police using force.”