Philadelphia: Police officials have decided on Thursday to suspend Lt. Jonathan Josey, the police officer seen on video punching a woman at a Philadelphia street party, for a month with the intent to dismiss.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey took what police called “commissioner’s direct action” on Wednesday in the case of the cop following Sunday’s events during a festival associated with the city’s Puerto Rican Day parade, AP reported.
A charge for the disorderly conduct against the woman was being withdrawn, Prosecutors earlier said.
The clip shows the cop strike the woman in the face and falling to the ground after she was seen spraying something from a can.
The president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police says Josey is eager to tell his side of the story to internal investigators.