Five Miami Cops Charged With Beating Up Two Black Men

Five Miami Beach police officers face battery charges
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Five Miami Beach police officers face battery charges after being accused of roughing up a man suspected of injuring another officer in a hit-and-run incident and tackling and punching the bystander who recorded the man’s arrest last week.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle confirmed the charges at a Monday press conference.

“Police officers face a variety of dangers on the job each and every day … however, as I’ve previously said, excessive force can never, ever be an acceptable foundation for the policing of any community,” Fernandez Rundle said. “Officers who forget that fact do a grave disservice to the people they have sworn to serve. They harm their own departments, and they belittle the good and hard work that each of their fellow officers tries to accomplish in the community.”

The five officers charged with battery, a first-degree misdemeanor, are Sgt. Jose Perez and officers Kevin Perez, David Rivas, Robert Sabater and Steven Serrano.

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