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  • Petitioned Stop Police Brutality in Philadelphia

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Stop Police Brutality in Philadelphia

Lt. Jonathan Josey II.nd needs to be locked up and be fired PPD

    1. Viviana  Ortiz
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      Viviana Ortiz

      PHILADELPHIA, United States

Shock: Philadelphia cop strikes woman in the face at Puerto Rican Day parade

by Adrian Carrasquillo, @RealAdrianC
6:09 pm on 10/01/2012

The video is disturbing. A woman at the Puerto Rican Day parade in Philadelphia is walking behind police officers who have their attention diverted away from her direction when a man comes into the picture and throws liquid from a bottle on the cops. As they turn around in anger, they look for the perpetrator and the woman behind them turns to see who did it, presumably having been hit with some of the water as well.

As she walks away one of the cops seems to assume that she was the one who threw the water. He takes a couple quick strides towards her and takes a huge swing with his right arm, striking her in the face with a punch or an open-handed slap, as she crumbles to the ground. Undeterred, the officer puts her in cuffs as she is taken away.

The Philadelphia Police Department opened an internal affairs investigation into the officer this morning.

Law enforcement sources identified the officer as Lt. Jonathan Josey, a 19-year veteran of the force who is currently assigned to Highway Patrol unit.

The woman was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, police said.

City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, a central organizer of the parade, said Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey was very upset about the incident. ”He was very concerned,” Sanchez said.

She noted that this year’s parade theme was “The Puerto Rican Woman.”

link to video http://youtu.be/3Fn0mrdmXZI

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    1. Nutter gives personal apology to Aida Guzman punched by cop

      Viviana  Ortiz
      Petition Organizer
      Nutter gives personal apology to woman punched by cop

      AIDA GUZMAN, the woman now widely known for being punched in the face by a veteran Philly cop, visited City Hall Friday to receive a personal apology from Mayor Nutter. Guzman, 39, of Chester, still had a bruised lip from the blow by Lt. Jonathan D.

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    Reasons for signing

    • phasung baccam HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      i'm support stop police bruality

    • phasung baccam HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      i'm very sicken by this police abuse around the states that been going on everyday with very bad police officer they should not work as police officer they are not up hold the law it make all citizen feel unsafe who make contact with very bad cop

    • Anita Gonzalez PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Justice needs to be served and our Voice needs to be heard!

      • almost 2 years ago

      I heard Josey had been fired but so far it doesn't seem criminal charges have been brought against him.

      • almost 2 years ago

      I think Lt Josey should not be 'demoted' or 'put to desk duty' for this. He should be fired and prosecuted for this like any criminal who in this case committed violent assault on a woman he did not question or investigate just attacked her.

      'Demotion to Desk Duty' is hardly a punishment at best and at worst not one at all. In fact it is more like glorified rug sweeping.

      I feel that officers who commit any crime should be prosecuted like any other criminal. Because what he/she did the officer should have a right to a hearing but also the victims should be properly respected by prosecuting the offending officer if found guilty then the now former police officer can serve his/her time like any other criminal.


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