Video shows beach ranger in Florida hit Black woman, use racial slur

An employee for the City of Dania Beach in Florida was reportedly fired and is facing charges after she was seen on video hit a Black woman and use racially-abusive language.

The incident reportedly happened after the Black woman and her family said they were given a citation while in line to pay for parking at a beach. They asked the ranger to void the citation, but the ranger, identified as Laura Carlin, refused. The situation escalated after the family took a picture of the woman’s name with a cellphone camera, reported Local 10 News.

In the video, Carlin can be seen yelling at the family, telling them to delete the pictures as she punches the woman.

A private security guard nearby tried to intervene. Carlin is seen in the video below continuing to hurl racist remarks.

Dania Beach Mayor Tamara James reportedly said Carlin was charged with two counts of battery after deputies arrived.

Carlin, a part-time ranger, had been employed by the city for four months. She was fired on Monday.

Carlin was reportedly not taken into custody immediately after the incident. She was given a notice to appear in court.

More about the incident can be found here.

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