Judge Discards Video Evidence of Philadelphia Cop Sucker Punching Puerto Rican Woman - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:05
MENSAH M. DEAN | Daily News Staff Writer | Wednesday, February 27, 2013
THOUGH ex-cop Jonathan Josey was acquitted by a judge Tuesday of assaulting a woman he was filmed punching last September, the fight is still on and will only intensify, the woman's enraged attorney thundered after leaving court.
"What took place today was an injustice. It was injustice to Ms. Guzman, it was an injustice to the Puerto Rican-Hispanic community," said attorney Enrique Latoison, who said he is suing Josey.
His client, Aida Guzman, 40, fought back tears and declined to comment as Latoison told reporters that he also plans to ask officials at the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the case and possibly file federal civil-rights charges against Josey, 41, who was fired after cellphone video went viral of him punching Guzman following the city's Sept. 30 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
"Understand, if this can take place on camera, ask yourself, what could take place off of camera?" Latoison said.
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