COP CAUGHT On Tape PUNCHING WOMAN IN THE FACE [VIDEO]
The Philadelphia Police Department is in hot water after a video has surfaced showing an officer with the force striking a woman in the face during this weekendâ€™s Puerto Rican Day parade.
Video was published on YouTube over the weekend that documents the events immediately before an unidentified woman in attendance at Sundayâ€™s was sucker-punched by a large police officer, prompting blood to gush from the victimâ€™s face.
â€śPhiladelphia Police Brutalityâ€ť was uploaded by Youtube user Gisela Valentin on Sunday and by Monday afternoon the clip had made it to the front page of the popular sharing-site Reddit and was generating new comments every few seconds.
Although the police department has yet to issue a formal explanation for the assault, the evidence caught on camera paints a story that has many laptop critics to condemn the cops for assaulting a woman seemingly without provocation.
In the brief, 32-second clip, a crowd of people are showing celebrating in the street of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during this weekendâ€™s parade, and one suspect, carrying a Puerto Rican Flag, is seen throwing water from a plastic bottle into a mass of parade-goers. A separate person, the victim, is seen discharging something from what appears to be an aerosol can, perhaps novelty silly-string, into the crowd.
Seconds later, a cop who had earlier had his back to both persons leaves the crowd, approaches the woman with the spray-can and assaults her with a right hook to the face. She drops instantly and video shows that her face is bloodied within seconds. From there, the cop grabs the womanâ€™s hands from behind her back and cuffs her on the spot.