A video of the violent arrest of a black woman who called the police for help has gone viral. Loving, the victim involved in the brutal arrest, stated to have called the police on March 5th following an altercation with her white neighbor who then allegedly went onto making shooting threats and yelling racial slurs. According to The Daily Beast, the mother of three felt menaced and called the police as she feared for her safety. Upon the police’s arrival, Loving states to have been questioned vehemently and then physically assaulted by officer Alejandro Giraldo and three others. The latter is said to have occurred after Loving requested “to make contact with her children.”
The viral video depicts the Miami police officer violently arresting Loving by first slamming her against a metal fence. Furthermore, the brutal assault continues with the officer placing the 26-year old in a headlock and forcing her onto the ground. The entire thing was captured on video and resulted in a public outcry. As such, recent reports by the Daily Beast now affirm that Giraldo has since been charged on two counts: third-degree official misconduct and a misdemeanor count of first-degree battery.
In response to Giraldo’s arrest, Loving adds: “I’m happy that officer Giraldo has been charged, but it does seem like it’s a slap on the wrist. And what about the other officers who were there? They should be held accountable for what they did to me too.”