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Cop Punches Woman in Seattle – Caught on Tape!

A Seattle cop stopped a 17 year-old female for jaywalking, and when the situation got heated, he punched her in the face. According to The New York Daily News, investigators in Seattle are reviewing the incident, which was captured on video. The president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild defended argues the unnamed office was justified in using such force. ”He did nothing wrong,” Rich O’Neill said, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “If anything, I think he maybe waited a little too long to engage in force because I think he was trying to defuse the situation.” But “it was obvious from the audio anyway of the two individuals that they were not going to be calmed down.”

Don’t cops have a way of calming people down without punching them in the face? It’s not like she was armed or anything. Couldn’t he have held her hands behind her back or something?

To be fair, it was one cop versus an unruly group. After one of the teens started to walk away, the officer approached her and escorted her back. The two argued, and the officer attempted to cuff her. That is when, according to officials, the second female got involved and “placed her hands on the officer’s arm, causing the officer to believe she was attempting to physically affect the first subject’s escape,” police said. She pushed the officer, who responded by punching her in the face.

Someone in the crowd can be heard saying, “Are you serious?!” – And I may have to agree. Maybe you’ll think twice about jaywalking next time, huh?

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