A Miami-Dade police officer seen on video beating his daughter at her school has been told to stay away from the teen after a Tuesday hearing.
Officer Raymond Rosario turned himself in last month after video surfaced of the March 19 incident at Pinecrest Cove Preparatory Academy that shows him gabbing his 14-year-old daughter by the hair, hitting her with a belt and punching her in the face, according to a police report.
Judge Lisa Walsh on Tuesday ordered the 44-year-old officer, who is charged with child abuse, to stay away from his daughter and ex-wife until at least his next hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 13.
"From the first moments, he just wants to resolve this issue as quickly as possible," said Rosario's attorney, Eric Padron.
Police say Rosario was called to the school after a teacher complained that his daughter had been disrespectful. The officer allegedly asked for his daughter to be brought to the office, where the incident took place.
Rosario has been suspended from the Miami-Dade Police Department while the incident is being investigated.
The school issued a statement after the release of the video last week saying that the incident was reported to the Department of Children and Families, who later contacted law enforcement.
The statement added that a woman seen in the video sitting at her desk during the incident is an expectant mother who did not know if Rosario had a weapon at the time and “she feared for the safety of the victim as well as that of her unborn child."