MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A Miami-Dade Police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to a physical confrontation at Miami International Airport.
Video showed MDPD Officer Antonio Rodriguez slapping a woman after she had become belligerent at a gate in the June 2020 incident.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office concluded there is insufficient evidence to charge the officer.
The police department described the slap as a “distraction strike” to get the woman under control.
Prosecutors determined it was a justifiable use of force, saying that under Florida law she was the aggressor.
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