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Charges Dropped Against Woman Seen in Video of Rough Arrest by Miami-Dade Officer

Dyma Loving was initially charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

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    Charges Dropped Against Woman Seen in Video of Rough Arrest

    Dyma Loving, the center of a video showing her rough arrest by a Miami-Dade Police officer, is no longer facing charges. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    A South Florida woman at the center of a video showing her rough arrest by a Miami-Dade Police officer is no longer facing charges.

    The disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence charges against 26-year-old Dyma Loving were dropped Wednesday, Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office officials said.

    "Our review of the case material indicated that those charges could not be supported by the evidence," the State Attorney's Office said in a brief statement.

    The arrest happened on March 5, when officers responded to a scene on Southwest 201st Street after Loving and her friend, Adrianna Green, called police about a neighbor who allegedly pointed a gun at them. An arrest report alleged the situation escalated when Loving became irate and uncooperative with officers.

    Woman in Rough Arrest Video Seeking Justice

    [MI] Woman in Rough Arrest Video Seeking Justice

    Dyma Loving says she's planning to sue the Miami-Dade Police Department and the officer who aggressively arrested her, alleging he abused his power. NBC 6 anchor Jawan Strader reports.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    Cellphone video filmed by Green showed Officer Alejandro Giraldo pulling Loving to the ground as other officers handcuffed her. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez called the video "deeply troubling," and Giraldo was placed on paid administrative leave.

    Loving and her attorney told NBC 6 they want Giraldo arrested, and want to press charges against the other officers involved in her arrest. Loving said she also plans to sue the department and the man she says pointed a gun at her. The police department has declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation.

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