A Florida jailer was arrested after being caught on surveillance tape slapping a handcuffed inmate, Fox13 reports.
Cpl. Leann Hindman, 47, was arrested and charged with battery on Tuesday. She is currently free on bond, but was also fired from her job with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Video shows Hindman handcuffing a young woman at the Land O’ Lakes Jail, then forcing her into a chair. As a second female deputy approaches, Hindman can be seen slapping the woman across the face.
Hindman claimed the woman used profanity toward her and threw water at her. The detention officer claimed the woman had pinched her hand while she tried to handcuff her.
But the video disputes her story. The woman’s face was red after being slapped, WFLA reports.
Hindman told WFLA she was “devastated” by the discipline.
Watch the surveillance footage, as posted by WFLA, here:
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"The U.S. has so many deaths," Acosta said.
"Hold it!" Trump replied.
"So many countries around the world..."
"Fake news CNN!" he said. "Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven't been given enough -- not me, Vice President Pence, the task force -- have not been given the kind of credit."
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During an interview with Navarro, Sciutto noted that Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Brett Giroir had recently said that there is no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19.
"Given your past public support for it," Sciutto said, "is it time for the administration to focus on proven treatments for COVID rather than one that has not been proven?"