Shocking video shows the moment a police officer slapped, punched and pulled her teenage daughter's hair because she misbehaved in school.
Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Rosario was called to his 14-year-old daughter's principal's office on March 19 because she had 'disrespected her teacher'.
He is seen on CCTV footage of the Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy office pulling her by her hair, hitting her in the face and beating her with his belt.
At least two other people were in the room at the time, one of them believed to have been a pregnant woman, NBC reported.
Neither were seen trying to pry the pair apart or intervene in any way.
The 44-year-old was charged with child abuse on March 19 and surrendered himself to authorities on April 2.
An arrest report seen by The Miami Herald showed the teen told police 'she did not sustain any visible injuries and/or bruises'.
Since his arrest, the policeman of 24 years has been suspended with pay, CBS Local reported.
He is expected to sign a plea deal, and if he does not receive a criminal conviction, could possibly return to the force.
The girl's school issued a statement explaining one woman present was pregnant and too scared to intervene in the girl's beating, but the statement does not comment on the other woman seen in the clip.
'The school followed procedure in response to the unfortunate incident which occurred in the office,' the statement read.
'The witness reported the incident to administration as soon as the parent left the premises and the school immediately reported it to the Department of Children and Families who contacted law enforcement.
'The school is continuing to investigate the incident and protocol.
'The parent, who is a police officer and who often visited the school in uniform, surrendered himself to authorities.
'The person [seen] witnessing the act is an expectant mother who was unsure if the parent had a weapon. She says that at the time she feared for the safety of the victim as well as that of her unborn child.'
Source : dailymail.co.uk