MIAMI (AP) — Police officers got into a scuffle with relatives of a homicide victim at a crime scene in Miami's Overtown neighborhood.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/ZjLQpI ) reports the scene played out Monday afternoon as detectives were investigating the shooting death of 25-year-old Brandon Walker.
Miami police Sgt. Freddie Cruz says family members "contaminated the crime scene."
A video taken by a Total Traffic Network chopper shows officers grabbing Walker's brother after he broke through police tape.
A younger brother then tries to help. The video shows the officer pushing him back and throwing punches at him. The victim's mother then runs to her son's dead body and tries to lift the tarp. She and her son are both handcuffed and arrested.
Walker's step-aunt says the family was overcome with grief.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com