This brave female officer is applauded by the world for standing up to her colleague after he was seen shoving a female back protestor when she was kneeling peacefully during the protest. After much pressure from the public, the said police officer from Fort Lauderdale police has been suspended.
#1 Riots and protests in the country
COVID-19 has already taken its toll on the world. Among the countries globally, the US has been hit by the virus badly as compared to other nations. After the cruel death of Geroge Floyd in the state of Minnesota, the country is now dealing with riots and protests carried out to seek justice for the man who was brutally killed in broad daylight by a policeman who choked him to death over just a 20$ counterfeit bill.
Unlike the incident in Minnesota where Floyd was murdered in cold blood in broad daylight and no one was able to do anything, footage of a male cop pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground emerged. But the incident, which happened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, didn’t stay unnoticed.
Seeing the incident, one female black officer stood up to the officer for his violent actions. The video shows the officer scolding the male officer for his action and he could be seen running away in the footage.
After the video was posted online, the world is coming forward to thank the officer for taking a stand and one protester behind the camera can be heard shouting “yes, thank you.” Let’s take a close look at the disturbing incident down below.
#9 For the past week, the US has seen some of the worst riots in the country to be recorded in history.
After the Fort Lauderdale police identified Steven Pohorence as the violent officer on video, tensions rose even further Sunday night. Local10 reports that Pohorence was suspended with pay while the investigation is taking place. He has been a member of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department since October 2016. Chief of Police Rick Maglione commented: “that officer has been removed from any contact with the public.”
The brave police officer who has been identified in the video was identified as Krystle Smith. Maglione said that “she did what she was supposed to do”: “When you see either adrenaline or emotion or some kind of interaction going south … that is our job to do, is intervene.” When Maglione was asked if he believes Poherence’s actions could have escalated the situation, the chief replied: “It could have added to what was already going on.”