Officer kicks pregnant woman in the stomach, forcing her to give birth, authorities say

- A North Miami Beach police officer is facing a felony charge after allegedly kicking a woman who was eight months' pregnant, in the stomach, officials said.

Miami Beach Police were called to Espanola Way around 8:30 p.m.Wednesday over reports that a woman was having severe abdominal pain and contractions after being attacked by another woman, Miami New Times reported.

Ambar Pacheco, who is a police officer in North Miami Beach, reportedly admitted to attacking the woman and was arrested immediately and charged with a felony count of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.

The woman was taken to an area hospital where she ultimately gave birth to a healthy baby.

A spokesperson for NMBPD, Maj. Richard Rand, said that Pacheco has been with the department for less than a year and was “relieved of duty” pending an investigation, New Times reported.

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