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Black Woman Sues Miami PD After Violent Arrest: ‘I Don’t Feel Safe Calling the Police’

A black woman has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Police Department and the two officers she says violently arrested her after she called the cops for help last month.

Dyma Loving, a 26-year-old mother-of-three, said she called the police after getting into a verbal altercation with a white neighbor who threatened her and a friend with a rifle. But instead of getting protection, Loving was treated like a violent criminal: A now-viral video shows a Miami-Dade officer pushing her against a metal fence and putting her in a headlock before forcing her to the ground.

“I just want piece of mind that there is still someone I can call when I am in trouble,” Loving told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “Right now, I have no one to call because I don’t feel safe calling the police.”

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