Viral video of Miami-Dade officer punching woman at UM game under investigation

Video shared on social media shows incident at Hard Rock Stadium

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer , Michael Seiden

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a violent exchange between a police officer and a University of Miami football fan who was removed from Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night. 

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said MDPD received a copy of the video and the investigation of the incident in Miami Gardens was ongoing Sunday morning. 

The 14-second video shared late Saturday night on Bartstool UMiami's social media accounts shows three male police officers and a female police officer pick up a woman who was wearing a UM T-shirt.

The woman's first attempt to hit the officer, who was holding her right leg, failed. She was able to slap him in the face during her second attempt, and the officer struck back with his right arm, as he was using his left to hold her leg.

The woman, who was at the stadium to watch Miami's victory over Virginia Tech, appeared to have been knocked out following the officer's punch. 

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