A Broward County, Florida deputy was filmed punching a woman during a traffic citation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 20.
The incident began when Duewayne Dixon was cited deputies for driving an ATV on the main roadway as part of a protest against violence: “Wheels Up, Guns Down.”
Dixon’s sister, Francheska Turull, and her husband, Jessie Hernandez, got into a verbal exchange with the deputies who warmed them not to cross an imaginary line on the sidewalk, notes WSVN.
A deputy warned Hernandez: “I’m telling you, do not come any closer.”
Hernandez walked closer to the deputy: “On the sidewalk? Which one? I want to know which line on the sidewalk I can’t cross.”
The deputy responded: “This line right here. If you cross it, you’re going to jail.”
“This one right here?” Hernandez said.
The deputies then grabbed Hernandez, which caused Turull to come to her husbad’s defense.
One of the deputies then began pounding Turull and taking her down to the sidewalk where he struck her more times.
An unidentified woman is heard crying: “Why are you punching her?”
Hernandez and Turull were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence. Turull is facing an additional charge of assault on a law enforcement officer. Dixon was charged with resisting an officer with violence and illegally operating an off-road vehicle