The Philadelphia Police Officer Who Punched an Innocent Woman in the Face Will Be Dismissed

Lieutenant Jonathan D. Josey, II, the Philadelphia officer who sucker-punched a defenseless and innocent woman in the face during Puerto Rican Day celebrations, has been dismissed by Police Chief Charles Ramsay.

Ramsay overruled an original decision by the Department to suspend him for a month.

Josey’s firing has outraged the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia, who pledges to appeal the decision and have the embattled lieutenant reinstated.

The footage of the police attack on Aida Guzman went viral last month, after Josey mistakenly thought the woman threw water on him. Josey’s punch to Guzman’s face immediately knocked her on the street, where she was arrested, her lip split open and face bloodied.

The Guzman incident would not mark the first time Josey has been under criticism. Throughout his career, 13 complaints have been lodged against him.

Watch video of Josey hitting Guzman in the face  below:


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