Fire Miami Cop Who Reportedly Kicked Man in the Head

Target: Juan J. Perez, Director of the Miami Police Department

Goal: Fire police officer who was allegedly caught on video kicking a man violently in the head.

A white Miami Police officer was allegedly seen on video running toward a handcuffed black man on the ground and kicking him in the head. Mario Figueroa, the officer in question, who has been on the force for only two years, was suspended with pay. He deserves to be punished for his actions.

The alleged incident occurred in front of the Culmer Place apartment complex near the intersection of NW Eighth Street and NW Seventh Avenue in Overtown, Miami. The predominately black neighborhood has protested the brutality of the police force for decades— it’s time these vicious actions have consequences. Demand that the Miami Police Department fire Mario Figueroa for his alleged brutality.


Dear Mr. Perez,

Officer Mario Figueroa was allegedly seen sprinting toward 31-year-old David V. Suazo and kicking him in the head while the man was handcuffed on the ground. Suazo was clearly not able to defend himself, and these alleged actions were vicious and uncalled for. This neighborhood has reported several accounts of police brutality in the past. There needs to be stricter rules in place that demand these actions are reported and officers that disobey these rules be severely punished.

Other than the fact that this is a clear violation of human rights, the police report allegedly did not mention that Suazo was kicked in the head. All of the officers involved in the alleged incident deserve to be punished for allowing this to occur. Ensure that Mario Figueroa is fired for his alleged vicious attack on David V. Suazo and that the fellow officers who allegedly allowed this to happen be reprimanded.


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Photo Credit: Jamelle Bouie

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One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop violence! demand to fire criminals not innocent people.

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