Figueroa was suspended by Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, who said that the circulating video “depicts a clear violation of policy.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has also launched an investigation that could potentially lead to Figueroa’s prosecution.
Jessica Mooney of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, filed a lawsuit against the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) this week after officers allegedly brutally beat and sent her to the hospital with head trauma following a wrongful arrest.
Mooney, 26, believes the officers targeted her for the testimony she provided in a police brutality case from 2015. The lawsuit includes pictures of her gruesome injuries—her left eye swollen and her left arm covered in bruises.
Hey America! Can we go more than a few weeks without another black person dying in police custody? I mean holy hell? What is going on here? How many times does the same broken record need to replay before someone realizes the needle is off?
Speaking of needles…
How does a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal turn into a dead woman in a jail cell? Was Sandra Bland murdered? How does an irate activist woman, who can’t wait to take her case to court, allegedly commit suicide days later?