Video: Florida Sheriff Deputies Punch Man and Woman for Recording an Arrest

Deputies made an imaginary line for man recording an arrest

A man and woman who were caught on camera scuffling with Broward Sheriff's deputies during the arrest of an ATV rider are facing charges, officials said. The man was recording the police activity when he stepped over a imaginary line, prompting police to punch him and a woman.

Jessie Hernandez, 39, and Francheska Turull, 37, were arrested Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, FL on charges including battery on an officer and resisting an officer, Broward Sheriff's Office said. Hernandez and Turull are married to each other.

                                                ***Jessie Hernandez and Francheska Turull***

Officials said an ATV rider had been stopped in the 3100 block of Southwest 40th Avenue in West Park when deputies were approached by Hernandez. Hernandez was told not to cross a line on the sidewalk but was taken into custody for "obstructing our traffic investigation," a deputy wrote in an arrest report.

According to WSVN News , as Hernandez was taken into custody, "Turull took an aggressive stance towards me and bladed her body in a position to fight," the deputy wrote. Turull tried to hit the deputy with her fist and the deputy "struck Turull with a closed hand and attempted to take her into custody," the report said.

After being released from jail Hernandez talked to the press, saying:

"He was trying to tell me that I couldn't stand on the sidewalk, and when he pointed at a line and said don't cross it, I said, which line, this line? And that's when he reached out and took matters into his own hands"

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slavetothesystem
slavetothesystem

This deputy was dressed for combat and looking for confrontation.He is very unprofessional and should not be a dog catcher let alone a police officer. He will be in the news in the near future for killing a citizen if he is not removed from duty. Good job officers keep earning the hate.

EixieWidow
EixieWidow

Deputies need fired. If they can't keep their temper in check they don't need to be in law enforcement. Report does not match video of officer hitting the man first. Woman should have stayed out of it but still it was totally wrong for cop to hit woman with fist.

adamhammer
adamhammer

happy new year PINAC! & The wording of this police report is almost idenitcal to when Miami Beach Officer Adriel Dominguez Caught On Video Sucker Punching Unarmed Black Man Lied On Police Report on 12/3/18! FYI

StevenThomas1949
StevenThomas1949

It appears that the Police Report contains untruthful statements by the officers!