FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A police officer who pushed and slapped a man at a bus terminal has been suspended with pay after a video of the incident surfaced on YouTube.
The Fort Lauderdale officer struck the man Monday afternoon at a bus terminal.
The video shows the officer holding the man's arm, then pushing him to the ground. The officer tells the man to get up and slaps him in the face.
Police identified the man as Bruce Laclair. He was charged with trespassing.
Fort Lauderdale police sent news outlets a link to the video and said the department became aware of it Monday afternoon. In the statement, police spokeswoman Tracey Figone said the officer had been suspended but didn't name him. She says the chief will hold a news conference Tuesday morning.