Former NFL Player Attacks Female Officer In Attempted Escape – It Takes 5 Officers To Bring Him Down

Dimitri Patterson was arrested after assaulting a police officers to escape justice.

Dimitri Patterson was arrested after assaulting a police officers to escape justice.

Dimitri Patterson Assaulted A Female Police Officer In An Attempted Escape

Miami, FL – Former Miami Dolphins football player, Dimitri Patterson, was taken into custody by five police officers after assaulting a female officer and attempting to flee from the courtroom.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 15, during Family Court at the courthouse located at 175 NW First Ave, according to Local 10.  Patterson was in court for a judge to determine if he would be charged with contempt of court from a previous hearing.  Extra police officers were on duty in the courtroom “to keep peace” after concerns were raised about his behavior.

Jennifer Capote, Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman, said that when Judge William Altfield told Patterson that he was going to jail, he became combative as he was taken into custody.

Patterson tackled a female police officer with one handcuff on his wrist as he tried to flee the courtroom through the judge’s chamber door, according to the Miami Herald.

He threw another officer to the ground before three other deputies came to assist.  It took all five officers to assist in taking Patterson into custody.

Patterson was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.  He was booked into Miami-Dade County Corrections under $10,000 bond.

The female officer was taken to a Miami-Dade hospital with head and back injuries.  Her condition and her name have not been released.  A second officer suffered only minor injuries, including an injury to his wrist.  His name was also not released.  .

Patterson was arrested in 2015 on a charge of felony child abuse and misdemeanor battery after an incident with the child’s mother.   That incident occurred at the Adventura Mall, when he met with his ex-girlfriend for custody exchange of their one-year-old daughter. He and the child’s mother began arguing over child support.

During the argument, a struggle began and Patterson threw the child’s mother to the ground.  She dropped the child when she was assaulted, and the child was injured and was treated for a bruise to the back of his head.

Patterson is a former Miami Dolphins cornerback, who played during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  He began his professional football career as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2005.  He also played with the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets.


    That’s that cocky racist you owe me, you just pickin on me because I’m black & the Judge is a racist, attitude………They should have shot him…..!

  • Ferd Matula

    Roger will want to sign him up, got all the qualifications !!!!!!

  • Patty B

    Only a 10K bond. ? He’ll make that without issue. Should have been no bond.

  • Eric Via


  • He is a real man! Throws a woman and his baby to the ground and injures a female cop! What a hero! He will get his ass kicked in jail, for sure.

    • MJM22

      Let’s hope so!

    • Sarge McVey

      That piece of human waist needs to take a High Dive off the Third Tier to the Concrete floor below head first.


        Roger that, Sir….!

  • Peekin-In

    WHAT A MAN !!

  • scaatylobo

    PROOF that any who appear in front of a judge,NEED to be in shackles AND cuffed to a waist belt !!.
    Let me even Mike Tyson fight from that position ! = I triple dog dare ya.

  • Froghill

    Patterson should have received the cure for what ails him, a copper, and lead tincture, with delivery given at a higher speed so the patient doesn’t feel the “Sting” if the patient, as most patients, has an aversion to receiving medicine, and/or treatment

  • Oingo Boingo

    If the Killer Ape tried that crap in Eastern Europe, Russia or Asia, it would have been Made Dead ASAP.
    The $10,000 bail is a sick joke.

  • WindyCitySue

    I’d have to add that a good chunk of this idiot’s attitude likely comes from the way pro athletes are treated in this country, groomed, often for years, to believe they’re “god like” and deserve special treatment, and are above the law.
    What really annoys me is when the media calls football players “warriors” and then demonizes cops.