Video of Miami officer punching woman at UM game under investigation

Nettie James
November 8, 2017

A woman suffocated her 4-year-old daughter and left the child's body in a auto trunk for days until the smell became so foul that she put the remains in the dumpster at her apartment complex, Miami-Dade police said.

He said the department is reviewing the video to make sure proper procedures were followed in the altercation at Hard Rock Stadium during Miami's win Saturday over Virginia Tech.

A viral video captures the moment a police officer punched a "drunk" woman in the face while other officers carried her out of a University of Miami football game on Saturday. The name of the officer and the woman's name have not been released.

Officers responded to the scene at the Tuscany Place Apartments at 25430 SW 137th Avenue and found the body of a girl believed to be between 3 and 8 years old and African-American, Miami-Dade Police officials said. "Whether or not she kicked him or whatever she was doing, you can see in the video, she doesn't deserve to be punched in the face like that, especially by a grown man".

By Sunday morning, the video had been shared on Twitter more than 2,000 times and was posted on numerous websites.

Farrington kept the body in her trunk for several days until she noticed a foul odor, then put the remains in the dumpster, according to the report.

The report also indicates that Freitas was causing a disturbance at the game, "arguing with stadium patrons and using profanity in a loud boisterous manner". Two officers tried to get her up and out. "(Ross) to strike (Freitas) in the face to gain compliance and control". Barstool U Miami posted other videos of women, appearing to be drunk, being removed from the stadium by officers and members of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Miami defeated Virginia Tech 28-10.

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