Watch This Video of a Philly Cop Punching a Woman in the Face [UPDATED]
You will probably be seeing the below clip all over the Internet today. Here’s a video shot at yesterday’s Puerto Rican and Latino Heritage Day, showing a Philly police officer punching a woman in the face, from behind, before proceeding to arrest her.
The video was uploaded by YouTube user Gisela Valentin yesterday. The parade took place on the Ben Franklin Parkway, though this video appears to have been filmed at the corner of Fifth and Lehigh streets. It’s unclear what, exactly, the woman did to warrant the hit. This slow-motion GIF shows her spraying something, perhaps Silly String, beforehand. It appears the police were also sprayed with water, too, though not by the woman in question.
UPDATE: According to NBC 10, the woman was “cited for spraying silly string at officers who were conducting a vehicle stop near the parade route … Internal Affairs is investigating the incident, according to police.”
UPDATE 2: The police officer who hit the woman has been identified as Lt. Jonathan Josey II, a highway patrol supervisor, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
And he once nominated himself to be a Daily News Sexy Single.