October 28, 2021


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Rough arrest of person in resort foyer potential customers to 4 Miami Beach front officers positioned on depart

MIAMI Seaside, Fla. – The arrests of two men in Miami Seaside sparked an Inner Affairs investigation within the city’s very own police section.

With cuts on his face and a busted lip, Khalid Vaughn, 28, claims he was on the obtaining stop of abnormal force by Miami Seashore law enforcement officers.

As a outcome of the arrest, 4 officers have been relieved of obligation.

The incident took position Monday afternoon at the Royal Palm Hotel on 15th Street and Collins Avenue.

Vaughn advised Local 10 Information reporter Janine Stanwood he was in the foyer with his good friend when police have been arresting a different guy who allegedly struck a bicycle officer with a scooter. That gentleman was afterwards identified as 24-calendar year-aged Dalonta Crudup.

From left: Khalid Vaughn and Dalonta Crudup. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

Vaughn explained he was hoping to consider video with his cellular phone when police turned their attention to him.

“I started recording it. They already bought him in handcuffs. They conquer him, turned close to, charged me down, defeat me,” Vaughn stated. “Punched me, elbowed me in the experience.”


In a statement to Area 10 Information, Miami Seaside Police Main Richard Clements said:

“I reviewed the online video footage relating to this incident, and I have severe fears about the drive utilized following Mr. Crudup was in custody, together with the amount of power utilized in the subsequent arrest of Mr. Vaughn. This is not indictive of the hard-performing adult men and women of all ages of the Miami Seashore Police Department and will not be tolerated. In reaction, I quickly initiated an Inside Affairs investigation and relieved four officers of obligation right up until this kind of time as the investigation is comprehensive. I also contacted the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Business to conduct a even further overview of this incident, as I’m firmly fully commited to guaranteeing that this investigation follows the appropriate course of action.”

The bicycle officer struck by the suspect on a scooter has been launched from the medical center with a brace and will have to have crutches, in accordance to a office spokesperson.


Crudup faces several charges, like aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a legislation enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, resisting an officer with violence, criminal mischief and reckless driving resulting in injury to home or a human being.

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