A North Miami Beach Police officer has been relieved from duty and faces criminal charges after she allegedly kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach, causing her to go into early labor. Per ABC News, Officer Ambar Pacheco has been charged with aggravated battery following the Wednesday fight with 27-year-old Evoni Murray. According to a police arrest affidavit obtained by WPLG, Pacheco told officers the victim's boyfriend kicked Pacheco's sister in the face, after which she "saw red and beat the s--- out of her," Pacheco said. Pacheco would reportedly later tell cops she knew she kicked someone, but didn't know precisely who.
According to the Miami New Times, Pacheco has been a uniformed patrol officer for one year. Following the alleged assault, Murray reportedly felt "severe pain" and then began to have contractions. She was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she soon gave birth to a healthy baby, according to the police report. In interview with WFOR, Murray denied that her boyfriend kicked Pacheco's sister. "He was just trying to restrain the young ladies from doing anything to me or his child," she said.
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