Florida officer fired after bodycam shows him hitting woman

A Florida police officer is losing his job after he struck a woman who was yelling at him inside a terminal at Miami International Airport.

A bodycam video, posted on Twitter by South Florida filmmaker Billy Corben, shows the face mask-wearing Miami-Dade police officer speaking to the woman inside the terminal on Wednesday.

African American woman Paris Anderson, who was not wearing a face mask, becomes irate, saying, “You acting like you white when you really black. … What you want to do?” She approaches the officer, and puts her face right next to his, the video shows. The officer then punches her in the face.

A police report states that the woman struck the officer on the chin with her face before he hit her.

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