A Fort Lauderdale police officer seen threatening and slapping a sitting homeless man at the central bus terminal in a video that has been seen across the country is now facing criminal charges.
The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges against Officer Victor Ramirez, 34, including two counts of battery and one count of falsifying records on Thursday.
On Monday morning, Ramirez’s attorney was given a summons for his client to appear in court on May 18.
In the cellphone video from Feb. 22, a man identified as Bruce Laclair, 58, walks by the person who caught the entire incident on camera. The video shows Ramirez close behind. Seconds later, Ramirez shoves Laclair to the ground.