|Agency||Miami-Dade Florida Police Department|
|Last Known Status||Suspended|
2019 Arrest of Dyma Loving
On March 5, 2019, Giraldo and Officer J.F. Calderon responded to a report that a neighbor had pointed a shotgun at Loving and Adriana Green.
During the investigation, Loving became agitated, and Giraldo threatened to arrest her for disorderly conduct and have her involuntarily committed to a mental institution. Giraldo took Loving to the ground and arrested her.
Video shows Giraldo and Green discussing the arrest. When Green suggested that Giraldo could have acted "in a different way", Giraldo says, "Yeah, I could have Tased her".
Loving was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The charges were later dropped.
The incident was captured by officers' body-worn cameras and Green's cellphone camera.
On April 10, 2019, Loving filed a lawsuit against the department, the county, Giraldo, and Calderon. Loving claims false arrest, false imprisonment, use of excessive force, malicious prosecution, infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy against the officers, and several claims against the department and county.
On May 3, 2019, Giraldo was arrested after investigators determined that video and reports from the other officers did not support Giraldo's claim that Loving was being disorderly. Giraldo was charged with felony official misconduct and misdemeanor battery.
On April 14, 2022, Giraldo was convicted of battery and official misconduct.
On June 23, 2022, Giraldo was sentenced to 364 days in jail.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nadege Green, Miami-Dade Police Who Witnessed Violent Arrest Of Black Woman Say She Was Not Disorderly, WJCT, 2019-05-27
- ↑ Alejandro Giraldo I, Police Officer, Miami-Dade County, govSalaries
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jake Thomas, Cop Convicted of Battery After Filing Police Report Filled With Lies, Newsweek, 2022-04-14
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Unlawful Arrest Of Dyma Loving By Miami-Dade Police, YouTube, 2019-03-15
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dyma Loving files lawsuit against Miami-Dade, Police Department, WPLG, 2019-04-10
- ↑ Loving v. Miami-Dade County, U.S. District Court
- ↑ Police Officer Out Of Jail After Rough Arrest, CBS Miami, 2019-05-03
- ↑ Ashley Dyer, Former MDPD officer sentenced to 364 days behind bars following rough arrest, CBS Miami, 2022-06-23
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