Seattle recently addressed a controversy of police stomping on a man. Tensions have reignited in Seattle after the posting of this video showing a police officer punching a 17-year-old woman in the face after stopping people for jaywalking. Two very different views of the video have emerged. You be your own judge.
The incident began when the officer spotted a man jaywalking in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and then saw four young women jaywalk and called them over to the cruiser. It quickly escalated. The police insist that the women were being “verbally antagonistic toward the officer” and that one woman physically resisted efforts to bring her back to the cruiser — sparking the physical confrontation.
Seattle police are reviewing the matter.