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Victor Ramirez, Cop Who Slapped Homeless Man, Has History of Using Force at Bus Terminal

Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Victor Ramirez gained widespread infamy when he slapped a homeless man suspected of trespassing in a public bus terminal last month and video of the incident went viral. But internal affairs files show that the "slap heard around the world" definitely wasn't the first time Ramirez got physical with bus station loiterers.

An 87-page internal affairs file documents nearly 40 incidents, a majority of which involve physical use of force, as well as a few Taser incidents (he has never been accused of shooting anybody). A pattern has emerged over his nine-year career: hitting, slamming, dropping, and sometimes even tasering people while working off-duty security around Fort Lauderdale.

See also: Fort Lauderdale Cop Who Slapped Homeless Man Omits Slap in Arrest Report