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Woman Speaks Out About Rough Arrest by Miami-Dade Officer

"I'm not going to let them kill me out here like they want to," Loving said. "I'm not about to be the next Trayvon Martin or Sandra Bland or anybody else."

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    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)

    A South Florida woman is seeking justice against a Miami-Dade police officer, saying he went too far and abused his power during an aggressive arrest caught on camera.

    Dyma Loving recalled the March 5 takedown from Officer Alejandro Giraldo in an exclusive interview with NBC 6.

    "I'm not going to let them kill me out here like they want to," Loving said. "I'm not about to be the next Trayvon Martin or Sandra Bland or anybody else. I have three kids and they need me."

    Officers responded to SW 201st Street after 26-year-old Loving and her friend, Adrianna Green, called police about a neighbor who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Police allege the situation escalated when Loving became irate and uncooperative with officers.

    Attorney, NAACP Call for Justice After Woman's Rough Arrest

    [MI] Attorney, NAACP Call for Justice After Woman's Rough Arrest

    The NAACP and attorneys for Dyma Loving are asking for justice after footage of her arrest by a Miami-Dade Police officer led to the cop being placed on leave.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    Cellphone video filmed by Green shows Giraldo aggressively pulling Loving to the ground as other officers handcuffed her. Miami-Dade police director Juan Perez called the video "deeply troubling."

    "Do not touch me, do not touch me," Loving repeatedly says.

    "Why are you doing that?" Green is heard screaming at officers.

    Miami-Dade Cop's Bodycam Shows Woman's Arrest

    [MI] Miami-Dade Cop's Bodycam Shows Woman's Arrest

    Miami-Dade Police released an officer's body camera footage showing the controversial arrest of Dyma Loving. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    Body camera footage of the arrest was released soon after. Loving suffered a minor injury to her elbow but did not seek medical attention and was taken to jail.

    "The bodycam didn't even show enough damage on how he just ran up and manhandled me," Loving told NBC 6. "I literally thought he crushed my neck ... it was that bad."

    Giraldo was placed on paid administrative leave. But Loving and her attorney believe he should be arrested. Loving also wants to press assault charges against the other officers involved in the arrest, her attorney said.

    Woman Seen in Rough MDPD Arrest Video Speaks

    [MI] Woman Seen in Rough MDPD Arrest Video Speaks

    Dyma Loving speaks out after video showing her arrest by Miami-Dade Police goes viral.

    (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    "With Officer Alejandro Giraldo, the fact that he's still on the force, that fact that also if you look at that video, the officers that were there with him encouraged him to continue with his roguish actions, shows that there's a fundamental breakdown within the Miami-Dade Police Department," Justin Moore said.

    The video also struck a nerve with the NAACP.

    "This shows that this officer was very culturally insensitive and just really insensitive overall, and I think what cowardice is for a man to manhandle a woman like that, and I’m very concerned on how these things are happening now to black women in our community," said Ruban Roberts of the Miami-Dade NAACP.

    Loving said she also plans to sue the department and the man she says pointed a gun at her. The police department declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation.

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