Jun 16, 2010
A Seattle policeman appears to have some serious anger issues. He was caught on video tape punching a woman in the face while trying to handcuff her friend for jaywalking.
The 17 and 19-year-old women initiated a verbal confrontation with the officer, and things escalated when he decided to handcuff one of them. The other so irked the beat cop that he hauled off and punched her in the face.
The unnamed cop eventually got both women handcuffed and they were taken to jail, where they were booked for interfering with an officer of the law. The injured teen was examined by medical personnel.
It is the second video taken of this particular officer in the last month. Previous footage reportedly showed him stomping on the face of a Mexican robbery suspect, while making disparaging remarks that we cannot print here.
Deputy Chief Nick Metz said he was concerned that the citizen video only captured a portion of the altercation but acknowledged: “We have some concerns about the tactics the officer used and employed at the time.”