On cam: FMPD officer slams woman to the ground; some say it’s justified

Reporter: Taylor Petras Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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A Fort Myers police officer breaks up a fight in downtown Fort Myers. Credit: Shared with WINK News.

Fort Myers police recently broke up a fight by body-slamming a woman to the ground.

The use of force was caught on camera by a witness. That recording is circulating online and shows the chaotic scene outside of a bar.

Fort Myers Police Department responded to the video circulating on social media Tuesday, saying safety is its top priority.

Two minutes and five seconds of a street fight were recorded

β€œYou can’t let people beat each other to death,” said David Thomas, an FGCU professor and retired law enforcement officer.

The video shows women fighting for about 50 seconds and people trying to break it up.

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