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Officer who punched Miami fan on video cleared of wrongdoing

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MIAMI -

A Florida police officer who punched a drunken female football fan has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
  
Earlier this month, a videotape showed a University of Miami football fan slap an officer, who then punches her in the head. Bridget Freitas, a 30-year-old nurse, was charged with felony battery on a police officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The incident occurred as Miami-Dade Police officer Douglas Ross and fellow officers tried to carry her out of the stands.
  
According to a report provided on Wednesday to The Miami Herald , Ross's supervisors found the 18-year veteran's actions were within departmental rules.
  
Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez acknowledged it didn't look good, but said officers don't distinguish between males and females when throwing a punch.
  
Within hours, the video was shared on Twitter more than 3,000 times and posted on numerous websites.
  
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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