The man involved in the incident that led to a Black woman being held in a chokehold by county police has had a history of violent incidents, according to his arrest history.

Last week, while Adrianna Green walked pass Frank Tumm’s house with her friend Dyma Loving, Tumm called her “a hooker” and “a whore.” When the two women verbally responded to Tumm, the women said he drew a gun on Loving. When recounting the incident to Miami-Dade County police officer Alejandro Giraldo, the exchange deteriorated, and Loving ended up in a chokehold by the officer and later taken to jail. Most of the incident is caught on video.

MDCP director, Juan J. Perez issued the following statement this morning:

“I find the actions depicted on the video deeply troubling and in no way reflective of our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness. This is why last week, upon becoming aware of the video posted on social media, an immediate inquiry was initiated which resulted in the involved officer being relieved of duty and of his role as a field training officer.”

Green, 22, told police officers on March 5, when Tumm called her a “hooker,” she in turn called him a “faggot.” That’s when Tumm pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at Loving’s face, according to the police report.

“He bent down, picked it up and said he ‘was going to shoot me in the fucking head,’” Loving told police on the body camera video.

Tumm, 50, was taken into custody on Thursday, March 14 and charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The Miami-Dade County Police Department also released the body camera video of the officer, who was relieved from duty last week as a result of the incident.

Tumm is being held on a $5,000 bond. He has a rap sheet that reflects a history of violence. He was arrested in 1986 for throwing a deadly missile. Tumm was also charged with aggravated battery in 1994 and 1996 and has served 18 months probation.

While Loving and Green relayed the details of the March 6 altercation to officers, Loving looked visibly upset. She is seen on the video pacing back and forth and rolling her eyes.

Loving told one of the officers that he needs to take action.

“He has cameras. There is a camera there. Y’all need to do something!” She said.

The officer yelled to Loving: “You need to chill!”

Loving continued to yell and explained that she needed to charge her phone.

However, the officer approached Loving with his handcuffs and said, “You need to chill out because now, you are going to be arrested. You are being disorderly right now.”

Loving told the officer that she was “talking to this lady” and pointed to someone off camera. 

“I am going to give you one more chance if you don’t calm down, I am going to bring you in,” said the officer.

Loving explained to another officer that she needed to charge her phone so that she can talk to her kids and that her daughter is sick.

“I am freaking out!” she added.

The male officer later identified as officer Giraldo then said that Loving needs to be Baker Acted, which means to be detained for a mental health evaluation.

“Why do I need to be corrected when my daughter is sick? I need to charge my phone,” Loving said.

According to the original video posted on Loving’s Facebook page on March 6, that’s when two male officers approached Loving and tried to arrest her. Giraldo is seen on the video pulling Loving to the ground in a headlock while another male officer bends her arm in order to join her other, which was being held by Giraldo to put on the handcuffs. The female officer held Loving’s feet. Loving was charged with resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct; she was released after paying a $1,000 bond.

Green said on Friday that her friend is all right, but still “in a lot of pain.”

“Her right hand is still swollen and she has a lot of deep cuts.”

However, she is relieved that the Tumm was arrested.

“I am happy. I am so glad,” she said.

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