Someone posted a video of a girl being beaten and stomped as three security guards watched, suggesting that it happened in Coral Gables.
It didn’t, and now the city has taken legal action to find how who is behind the posts.
“It upset me when I saw it that someone … is trying to defame the city,” said Commissioner Frank Quesada. “It’s meant to deceive, it’s meant to scare.”
Coral Gables is in the midst of a longstanding debate over the high number of vacancies in its police department. The hiring process and training take so long that the city has hired security guards to patrol certain neighborhoods, but they are not trained as law enforcement officers and do not carry firearms.
In May, groups called Protect Coral Gables and “Coral Gables residents who care” posted a video on Facebook and Instagram that shows one girl attacking another, knocking her to the ground, then kicking her and stomping on her head. Three men in vests…
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