On Tuesday evening, authorities said a Miami-Dade police officer went unconscious after he was battered by a suspect during the booking process at the department headquarters.
At around 7:45 in the evening, fingerprints were obtained from the inmate. Police said an officer gave verbal commands but the suspect did not listen.
There was resistance from the suspect thus he was placed into one corner in a room.
The inmate was identified by Fox affiliate WSVN-TV as Nestor Rodriguez, 32.
Fox News contacted the police department for a statement.
A struggle followed during the attack. The suspect released multiple blows, hitting the head and the body of the officer. The conflict was recorded and the video footage was released by authorities.
Police said that at some point, the officer collapsed on the floor while the suspect continued to throw some punches while the officer was unconscious.
There was a short pause and a civilian worker with a shirt saying “forensics” came to help the officer. The fight then went beyond the room.
The suspect stayed unresponsive on the floor and there were officers who responded and tied him up.
“The continued violence against our law enforcement officers is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” part of the statement of Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez said. “We must come together as one to protect our community and our police officers from those that chose to engage in vicious acts.”
The assault happened within the same day when another officer in a separate incident in Miami International Airport suffered from a bite to the head during a scuffle. The attack started when a flight-upset passenger took an airport golf cart.
The passenger is seen having a conversation with the officer as he seems to leave and grabs his arm and demands him to listen.
The officer shoves the man out of the golf cart, and down to the floor. People at the airport who witnessed the incident seemed disappointed at the officer.
The incident led to the arrest of two people.