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VIDEO: Florida cop violently pushes homeless man to the ground and slaps him across the face

A video going viral online appears to show a Fort Lauderdale police officer violently pushing a man to the ground and then slapping him across the face – all because he apparently wanted to go to bathroom.

A video going viral online appears to show a Fort Lauderdale police officer violently pushing a man to the ground and then slapping him across the face – all because he apparently wanted to go to bathroom.

According to sources, the incident took place at the Broward Central Bus Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In the video, an older man who is allegedly homeless walks slowly through the terminal while the officer, who is slipping on latex gloves, follows. The officer then grabs the man’s arm, prompting the man to jerk away with the officer responding by pushing the man to ground.

“F*ck you!” the man says to the officer.

“Relax. I’m telling you right now what’s gonna happen,” the officer responds. “I’m telling you right now what’s gonna happen. I’m escorting you out right now.”

“I want to go pee,” the man protests.

“You’re not going to go pee,” the cop shoots back. “You’re not supposed to pee here.”

The officer once again reaches for the man’s arm, to which the man slightly pulls away. It’s then that the officer slaps the man across the face.

According to Local 10 News, the officer’s name is Victor Ramirez and the man he assaulted is Bruce Laclair. Ramirez has been suspended with pay pending an investigation.

Watch the video below:

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    Dorothy Golob

    February 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    This Officer has no compassion for the poor. He cannot put himself in the poor mans place. He sounds like a bully and I don’t think he should be a Police Officer. This is what is wrong with the Police Dept. I would like to see this guy lose his job.

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    Jeb

    February 25, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I hope they fire that asshole cop! When will they learn that there is probably a camera on them! ? Jeeez.

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    Jacqui Hawkins

    February 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    When officers realize that they are sworn to protect and not to bully, then, and only then, will some people believe they are credible. You have to command respect by your actions, not demand it by bullying.

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    wrongendinfront

    February 26, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Since when is anyone banned from a public facility paid for with taxpayer money? Who the f— does he think he is??

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    steve

    February 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Why with pay? He should be suspended without pay at the least.

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