Florida Officer Shown Kicking Handcuffed Suspect in Head in Viral Video Now Has to Attend Anger Management Classes

Footage has emerged showing the moment a South Florida police officer kicked a handcuffed suspect in the head before lying about how the man was injured in the arrest report.

Kwesi Alleyne of the Hollywood Police department was convicted in February of misdemeanor battery and falsifying records following an incident during the arrest of 36-year-old victim Howard Fabian in November 2017.

According to the affidavit, Alleyne approached a group of men filming a music video, including one holding a machete, who the officer believed were in possession of drugs. Fabian then fled the scene, with the officer following him in pursuit.

During the chase, Alleyne claimed that Fabian fell over and "struck his face on pavement as a result of tripping." The officer then said he approached the suspect on the ground and "delivered one open handed strike to the side of the defendant's face" while he tried to detain him as a "distractionary technique to regain control."

The officer also claimed that Fabian sustained a laceration to the nose as a result of the fall.

Surveillance footage, obtained by WSNV, shows how Alleyne lied about the incident, and the suspect received a broken nose after he kicked him in the face while he was handcuffed to the ground.

During the clip, Alleyne can be seen running into shot after and hitting Fabian in the face, sending him to the ground. After the officer handcuffs Fabian, he then kicks him so hard that his head turns in the opposite direction.

"Based on the video evidence, it is clear that Officer Alleyne's claims are false," the affidavit added.

After he was charged with misdemeanor battery and a falsifying record, Alleyne resigned from Hollywood Police before the force was able to fire him.

He later pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to one year probation. He also has to attend anger management classes.

In a statement to WSNV, Hollywood Police Chief Chris O'Brien said: "As soon as this incident was brought to my attention, I took immediate action, relieving him of all departmental duties and initiating an Internal Affairs investigation which led to the officer being charged criminally.

"We hold our duties to the community and the people we serve to the highest standards and with the utmost integrity. The unacceptable acts committed by this individual do not exemplify our core values and in no way represents the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by our officers on a daily basis.

"Not only do I hold our officers to the highest moral, professional and ethical standards, the officers are expected to hold themselves to these same standards. The Police Department has checks and balances in place to ensure officers who commit unprofessional and criminal acts are identified and held accountable for their actions."

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File photo: A driver who failed a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint stands in handcuffs waiting to be processed in Miami, Florida. A Hollywood police officer kicked a handcuffed suspect in the the head and lied in the arrest report. Joe Raedle