Cop caught on video kicking suspect in head

A Miami police officer has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into his actions after handcuffing a suspect.
2:23 | 05/04/18

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Now to that backlash over that arrest caught on camera. A Miami police officer seen on video kicking a suspect in the head while he's already on the ground in handcuffs. The incident is under investigation this morning and ABC's Victor Oquendo is in Miami with the story. Good morning to you, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. It all started with a car chase. That video picks up after the suspect had already surrendered. What happened next, the chief of police calls a clear violation of policy and now the state attorney's office is investigating. The man on the ground is cuffed and in custody. It's what happens next that has this Miami community outraged. An officer seen running and kicking the suspect right in the head. The woman who recorded the incident on her cell phone wants to remain anonymous. You don't have to do all that, buddy. You tripping. When you see the video, when he came and kicked him, you can see that the man's face turns and then you can also see stuff coming out of his mouth. Like spit coming out of his mouth. Reporter: She said she's shocked by the officer's actions. What was it like seeing is it in your backyard. Crazy especially after -- I don't expect that from the city of Miami. Reporter: The suspect, 31-year-old David swazo was driving a stolen car, an arrest affidavit saying he refused to pull over and led police on a chase eventually crashing before he took off running surrendering when an officer had a stun gun pointed at him. Did they fight at all. No, he basically put his hands up like this and got on his knees and the police told him lay down, lay down. So he laid down and seconds after that here comes the other police running and hit him in the head like he was a football. Reporter: Neighbors yelling as he's taken off. The officer is Mario Figueroa. The chief of police saying it depicts a clear violation of policy. The officer has been relieved of duty. The state attorney's office now launching their own investigation. That officer has been relieved of duty but not fired. Suspended pending an investigation. The suspect call him an habitual traffic offender facing charges including eluding police and grand theft. Hard to watch. We'll move on to that kidnapping case. A woman who is pleading guilty

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