Although the officers received reprimands for the incident five months ago, they were not charged until the video became public.
Instead of looking to combat-ready police to solve the problem of public disruption, the community itself has the capacity to create structures of safety and support by focusing on solidarity and confronting the foundational issues that are causing the violence in the first place.
“No one wants corrupt officers in our police departments or on our streets.”
“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."
“Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano’s actions were intended to give his community a false sense of security and were a betrayal of his oath to protect the residents of Biscayne Park and all the people of Miami-Dade County.”
Chief Hall confirmed that an arrest warrant is being obtained in order to charge the officer with manslaughter for the death of Jean.
"We are always striving to improve how we handle split-second life and death situations in an effort to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.”
The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana – where officers jail witnesses to crimes – could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.
"Our training is designed to prevent this sort of thing from happening. We are going to make sure our training – and the officer’s adherence to that training – is as solid as it can be.”