When a rape video comes out, we all see the story as a false accusation
Video of a police officer choking a woman to death after she resisted arrest has emerged.
The police department in the small town of Boca Raton, Florida, on Monday released a statement saying that they had investigated the incident, but had concluded that the woman’s allegations were not substantiated.
The officer was fired.
Boca Ratons police Chief David Schleicher told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was “not aware of any allegations of misconduct against anyone” but was “confident that the actions of our officers were appropriate.”
“Our officers follow all policies and procedures set forth by the department, and will be held accountable for the actions they take,” Schleick said.
He said he believed the woman had lied and that “any allegations of this nature are absolutely false.”
Schleichers told the Associated Press that he believes his officers acted appropriately in the incident.
He did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the incident or whether the department has launched an internal investigation.
The video, captured on a dashboard camera, shows a woman, who was handcuffed, being held down by two police officers who then force her into a police car and into a hallway.
She can be heard screaming, “I am not resisting, please stop.”
Her body can be seen convulsing on the floor of the car.
The AP obtained the video via a public records request, and it has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.
It has been shared widely on social media.
The woman in the video, who has not been identified, can be identified by her first name, Michelle.
She told The AP she has been raped by the same officer at least twice.
She said she was told by the officer that he had threatened her and threatened to shoot her if she did not stop resisting.
She said she told her husband and the officer about the incident last month.
A Facebook page for the officer, who is white, has since been taken down.
The officer’s name is being withheld pending the outcome of the internal investigation, and the police department said it would not release the officer’s full name pending an investigation.
The department did not say whether the officer is currently on administrative leave or if any disciplinary action would be taken against him.
The Associated Press reported on Monday that a woman was allegedly assaulted by a police sergeant after she refused to get out of his car.
Her alleged attacker was later fired from the department.
The videos come just days after the department’s internal affairs department investigated an incident in which a woman who claimed she was raped by a male officer was released on bond pending an internal inquiry.
The man in the alleged attack was later found not to have committed any crimes.