Man caught on camera being kicked by Miami officer accepts plea deal

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A man kicked in the head as he was being detained by Miami Police has accepted a plea deal in his case to avoid trial.Cellphone video captured 31-year-old David Suazo’s arrest in May for grand theft inside a housing complex near Northwest Eighth Street and Seventh Avenue.Related: Miami officer relieved of duty after video shows handcuffed suspect getting kicked in the head After fleeing from police and driving with a suspended license, video footage showed Suazo being kicked in the head by Officer Mario Figueroa while already on the ground during the takedown.Related: Man caught on camera being kicked by Miami officer faces judge Suazo’s attorney said his client plans on taking legal action.“My client is gonna participate as a victim in that particular case,” said attorney Roderick Veren. “We also intend to file a lawsuit against the City of Miami, as well as the officer individually and in his capacity as a law enforcement officer for the assault that occurred.”Figueroa was relieved from duty and is expected to be terminated.Suazo will remain behind bars for around 31 more months on a list of charges, including violation of probation. last_img

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