A video taken on a citizen’s cell phone in Seattle is making headlines today and sparking outrage in many. A woman was punched in the face by a Seattle police officer after refusing to cooperate.
The incident occurred at about 3:10pm on Martin Luther King Jr Way South when 4 teens were caught jaywalking. The officer reportedly asked the female teens to come to his car so he could write a ticket but the situation quickly got out of control.
One of the female teens started walking away from the officer after he had asked her to come over to his vehicle. The women, clearly uncontrollable, refused to listen to the cop or adhere to his instructions.
After a few minutes of trying to get the woman under control, her friend steps into the picture to try and pull the cop off her friend. At this point, the cop is having extreme difficulty controlling the situation and resorts to punching the one female in the face.
The person taking the video is clearly upset and moves closer to the scene where he repeatedly says “are you serious.”
The cop is being investigated for using inappropriate tactics but many agree that the cop used as much force as necessary to control the situation.
I mean, I would never support socking a female in the face but these teens clearly don’t know how to respect authority. In my opinion, she got what she deserved.
Watch the video below and let us know if you think the cop was out of line: