A Miami police officer has been removed from duty after being charged with drums for allegedly fighting at the Millennium Tour concert this weekend at the FTX Arena.
Khadijha Hardemon, 27, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with Friday night’s brawl, according to an arrest report.
At the concert, Hardemon approached the father of her child, who was with a woman in the audience, and “aggressively pushed the back of her neck with two fingers,” the arrest report reads.
At one point, Hardemon again approached the victims with his group of friends, according to the report. One of Hardemon’s friends threw a punch and a fight began.
The victim told police that Hardemon hit her, causing her to fall to the ground, according to the report.
The father of Hardemon’s child told police he was not on good terms with Hardemon and that they had not spoken for months.
Hardemon was arrested on Tuesday after police reviewed surveillance footage and identified her as the primary perpetrator.
Hardemon, who has worked with the Miami Police Department for four years, has been relieved of his duties with pay pending an internal investigation, according to department spokeswoman Kenia Fallat.
Hardemon faces two counts of assault and battery and was released from prison on Tuesday afternoon.
Miami-Dade commissioner Keon Hardemon is Khadijha’s parent and lawyer.
“At the end of this case you will find little,” said Commissioner Hardemon. “One, that she is innocent of all charges and that she will not be guilty – that family members who are police officers were behind this arrest – and that the father of her baby is a drummer woman.”