Video shows fight between Miami police officer, lieutenant caught on camera

Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:36:01 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2014 11:37:22 AM EDT

Two Miami police officers are under investigation after video caught the officers getting into a fight during a traffic stop.

Police said a uniformed police officer, Marcel Jackson, pulled over Lt. David Ramras, and that’s when a physical altercation broke out, WPLG reports.

According to Jackson, Ramras was speeding and wouldn’t stop when Jackson initially tried to pull him over. Jackson said he pursued Ramras for a couple of blocks before Ramras pulled over.

Video from Jackson’s personal GoPro camera showed Jackson asking Ramras for his driver’s license and proof of insurance. That’s when Ramras opened the door and appeared to lunge at Jackson. It is unclear why Jackson had his GoPro camera with him, and the Miami Police Department does not have dashboard cameras.

Several officers on the scene tried to separate the two men.

Once Jackson realized that Ramras was a lieutenant in the Internal Affairs Unit, he allegedly put the camera between the seats, but kept rolling the audio.

Ramras has since been reassigned to another unit so that he is not in the unit that is investigating the incident. Jackson has been suspended with pay.



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