A Florida resident is now suing the Fort Lauderdale Police Department after she was gruesomely beaten just eight days after she testified against an officer who was caught on tape beating a homeless man, according to the Miami New Times.
Back in February 2015, Jessica Mooney recorded a video and captured Officer Victor Ramirez pushing down and hitting a homeless man in the face. The video quickly went viral and Ramirez was taken to court.
Unfortunately, Ramirez was acquitted of misdemeanor battery and falsifying records. He was back on the job just 20 days after.
Mooney had testified against Ramirez because she “trying to help somebody.”
“All I did was try to help somebody,” Mooney told ABC 10 News. “I testified because I thought it was the right thing to do. Because the cop was wrong.”
Just eight days after testifying, Mooney was arrested for allegedly not paying a $63.57 bill at the Quarterdeck Restaurant. The allegations were later proven to be false.
When she arrived at the station, Mooney claimed Officer Amanda Moreno “smashed her face” into a fingerprinting machine. Then three more officers came and started attacking her as well.
According to the report, prosecutors did not charge any of the officers. Mooney was held in Broward County Jail for two days before she was taken to the Broward Health Medical Center.
The full story can be seen in the video clip below: