The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is being sued by a citizen who was gruesomely beaten just eight days after testifying against an officer caught on tape beating a homeless man. The homeless man who was victimized, Bruce LeClair, was paid $50,000 in a legal settlement over the brutality that was agreed to in January.
Jessica Mooney testified in the criminal case against Officer Ramirez. Only eight days after testifying, Mooney was arrested by Fort Lauderdale police over a false claim she did not pay a $63.57 bill at the Quarterdeck Restaurant. After officers took Mooney to the station, she claims Officer Amanda Moreno “smashed her face” into a fingerprinting machine, followed by three or four officers kicking and punching her after she hit the ground.