Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cop who punched 17 year old girl defended by police union

Last night, we posted a video that showed a policeman punching a 17-year-old girl in the head, in a struggle to arrest her for jaywalking. As a follow up, we can tell you that the police union has, in fact, defended the actions of the officer, saying that it was 'fair force'.

The Associated Press reports:
[Officers Guild President] Rich O'Neil told KCPQ-TV that punching her in the face was an appropriate use of force as the officer [Ian P. Walsh] struggled with two women and a crowd formed. O'Neil says it's wrong to call the punch police brutality or racist. 
Click here to watch the video. 
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