HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - Homestead Police have released new video that shows a corrections officer, who was charged for injuring an inmate, using excessive force on a handcuffed woman in an unrelated incident.

The video from September 2016 showed Homestead Corrections Officer Lester Brown bringing a handcuffed woman into a booking room.

Brown could then be seen in the video pushing the woman down onto a bench by the neck.

Officials said Brown struck the woman in the face immediately after he pushed her onto the bench.

The officer was almost fired after this incident, but he fought the charges and remained on the force.

However, Homestead Police Chief Alexander Rolle Jr. determined the latest incident involving Brown was the final straw.

In December 2018, Brown could be seen in surveillance video shoving an inmate into a booking room.

Seconds later, the video showed Brown pushing the inmate into a wall, injuring him as a result.

“We will not stand for such behavior,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez. “Officer Brown’s actions were not only improper, but they were crimes.”

Prosecutors said Brown lied in his written report and claimed that he acted in self-defense.

“We believe that the video evidence does not support Officer Brown’s written account that [Jose] Garcia attempted to attack the officer,” said Fernandez.

Brown is currently on unpaid administrative leave and is in the process of being fired.

The officer is facing felony charges for battery and official misconduct.

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