[WATCH] Miami-Dade Officer Under Investigation After Punching Woman at UM Game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a violent exchange between a police officer and a University of Miami football fan who was removed from Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said MDPD received a copy of the video and the investigation of the incident in Miami Gardens was ongoing Sunday morning.

The 14-second video shared late Saturday night on Bartstool UMiami’s social media accounts shows three male police officers and a female police officer pick up a woman who was wearing a UM T-shirt.

The woman’s first attempt to hit the officer, who was holding her right leg, failed. She was able to slap him in the face during her second attempt, and the officer struck back with his right arm, as he was using his left to hold her leg.

The woman, who was at the stadium to watch Miami’s victory over Virginia Tech, appeared to have been knocked out following the officer’s punch.

Miami Dade police said they were removing the woman because she was being disorderly. She was later arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct.

Police later identified the woman as Bridget Freitas, according to WPLG.

The video was posted to Instagram had been viewed almost 250,000 times by Sunday morning.

Eric Argueta, who posted the video, told WPLG that Freitas was causing a scene before the end of the game’s first quarter and would not get out of the stairs of the aisle.

“She looked like she had no control of herself and she was refusing to leave the stadium. This is why it took four police officers to get her out,” Argueta told WPLG.

Source: https://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/viral-video-of-miami-dade-officer-punching-woman-at-um-game-under-investigation