The US Department of Justice released surveillance footage on Tuesday of Miami Beach police assisting in the arrest of a woman and a 17-year-old girl convicted of sex trafficking.
Anthony Bernard Carter was charged at the age of 28 in September 2020. Authorities stated that he sold two victims in Atlanta in January 2020 before coming to South Florida for that year’s Super Bowl.
According to the Justice Department, “Carter drew the attention of law enforcement after taking the girl to a hotel to meet a customer who was actually an officer with the Miami Beach Police Department.” When law enforcement attempted to arrest
Carter, he fled and almost hit several pedestrians before crashing his car.
The video shows the police stating, “He jumped – jumped. Someone was in 15th and 16th place.” CCTV footage shown by Local 10 News shows Carter speeding through a traffic light at an intersection, narrowly avoiding hitting pedestrians.
Police say Carter eventually crashed his car on 17th Street east of Collins Avenue and fled on foot. An official in the video said, “He jumped onto the beach, we don’t have photos, we don’t have photos, the car was hit.”
Carter was later arrested in Atlanta. In July, a federal grand jury found him guilty on multiple sex trafficking charges. A federal judge subsequently sentenced Carter to 25 years in prison.