SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Police have released video footage from a body camera worn an officer during a rough arrest that went viral.
The newly released footage shows a closer look at the interaction leading to the arrest of 26-year-old Dyma Loving, March 5.
Loving called police after, she said, a man called her a derogatory name and pointed a gun at her and her friend Adrianna Green as they walked past his home.
But when police arrived, Loving was the one who ended up in cuffs.
Speaking with 7News on Thursday, Loving said her concern all along was charging her phone so she could speak with her children.
“I need to talk to my kids,” she said in the bodycam footage.
Loving indicated there was a surveillance camera that likely captured the incident with Frank Tumm, the man who allegedly pulled a gun on her and Green.
“There’s a camera right there. Y’all need to do something,” she said.
“Oh, yeah? You need to chill out,” said one of the responding officers.
“I just asked if I could go down next door and talk to my kids,” said Loving.
The bodycam video then shows the officer walking closer to Loving.
“You need to chill out, because if not, you’re going to be arrested,” said the officer. “You’re being disorderly right now. I’m going to give you one more chance. If you don’t calm down, I’m going to bring you in.”
“I’m calm, I’m calm,” said Loving. “I just want to go talk to my kids. I have a very important phone call. I just ask if I could go next door to charge my phone. My daughter is sick. I don’t have time for this. I’m freaking out.”
“You’re screaming again, second time, OK? You are acting disorderly. You will be arrested,” said the officer.
“Why do I have to be corrected when my life was just threatened,” said Loving. “I just want to go next door and charge my phone.”
The bodycam footage then shows an officer pushing Loving against a chain-link fence and placing handcuffs on her.
“Do not touch me!” said Loving.
Green took out her smartphone and recorded the arrest.
“What the – why are you doing this?” Green is heard screaming in the cellphone video.
The release of the bodycam video comes days after Green’s video of the arrest went viral on social media.
After the cellphone video was shared on social media, Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez took to Twitter and said, “I find the actions depicted on the video deeply troubling and in no way reflective of our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness.”
At least one officer has been placed on desk duty after Perez viewed the cellphone video.
Loving is also seen in the back of a police car explaining her side of the incident, at one point telling the officer, “Got hostile and grabbed my arm and pushed me up against the gate telling me to calm down.”
Loving was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
Speaking to 7News on Thursday, Tumm denied he pointed a firearm at the women.
“If I had a gun, I would have been arrested,” he said.
On Friday morning, however, police did indeed arrest him, charging him with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Loving has since retained the assistance of a civil rights lawyer who announced on Friday he will be taking legal action against Tumm, the officer involved and the Miami-Dade Police Department.
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