FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Police said Tuesday that they’re looking into possible criminal charges against an officer who was videotaped pushing and slapping a homeless man at a bus terminal, reports nationalpost.
In the video, the man Bruce Laclair, 58, is shoved to the ground and slapped by the officer, had been sleeping on a bench inside the terminal near downtown Fort Lauderdale who was only trying to use the bus terminal’s restroom.
Police Chief Frank Adderley said Tuesday that Ramirez is a nine-year veteran of the city’s police force. He was suspended with pay while the agency investigates the incident. Ramirez was at the bus terminal at the request of transit officials because of recent safety problems, police said.