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Report: North Miami Beach police officer kicked pregnant woman

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 06:34:07-04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say an off-duty South Florida police officer was charged with aggravated battery after she kicked a pregnant woman during a confrontation.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said in an email that Officer Ambar Pacheco of the North Miami Beach police force was arrested Wednesday night.

An arrest affidavit says Pacheco and her 21-year-old sister Mikaela Pacheco got into a confrontation with 27-year-old Evoni Murray and 40-year-old Joseph Predelus on a Miami Beach street corner.

Officer Pacheco told investigators that Predelus kicked her sister in the face and she "beat" Murray, who was eight months pregnant.

Rodriguez says Murray was taken to the hospital and delivered a healthy baby.

North Miami Beach Maj. Richard Rand told the Miami Herald Pacheco is on paid leave pending an investigation.