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Moment Miami police officer tackles man to stop him from filming colleagues...


Disturbing video captured the moment a Miami Beach police officer tackled man to stop him from filming colleagues violently arrested a handcuffed black suspect.  

Surveillance footage released Monday shows a suspect, 24-year-old Dalonta Crudup, being kicked repeatedly and having his head slammed into the ground.  

It also shows officers tackle and punch a bystander who was filming the incident from several feet away.

Five officers involved in the incident have been charged with assault: Sgt. Jose Perez, and officers Kevin Perez, Robert Sabater, Steven Serrano and David Rivas. 

They have been relieved of duty while an internal investigation is underway, WPLG reported.

Officers said they were trying to stop Crudup for illegally parking when he struck an officer with his motor scooter while attempting to flee the scene.

Police caught up with Crudup at the Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach where they arrested him and reportedly turned physical.

Sgt. Jose Perez is accused of kicking the suspect, who was handcuffed, three times and slamming his head into the ground. 

Officer Kevin Perez allegedly kicked Crudup at least four times.

'I got beat up, I got stitches, went to the hospital,' Crudup told the TV station.

Crudup was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding police, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence, the Miami Herald reported.

Meanwhile, video shows Officer Sabater charging at Khalid Vaughn, 28, who was recording the altercation from about 12 feet away, and tackling him to the ground. The officer is also accused of punching the bystander repeatedly.