Go Back  

Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty * Update 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
 
  #1  
Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 PM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21526
Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty * Update

<object id="otvPlayer" width="400" height="268"><param name="movie" value="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/static/flash/embeddedPlayer/swf/otvEmLoader.swf?version=fw1000&station=wpvi&sectio n=&mediaId=9007910&parentId=9007746&cdnRoot=http://cdn.abclocal.go.com&webRoot=http://abclocal.go.com&configPath=/util/&site=" ></param><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"></param><param name="allowNetworking" value="all"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed id="otvPlayer" width="400" height="268" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allownetworking="all" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/static/flash/embeddedPlayer/swf/otvEmLoader.swf?version=fw1000&station=wpvi&sectio n=&mediaId=9007910&parentId=9007746&cdnRoot=http://cdn.abclocal.go.com&webRoot=http://abclocal.go.com&configPath=/util/&site="></embed></object>

PHILADELPHIA - February 26, 2013 (WPVI) -- The former Philadelphia Police lieutenant, who was on trial for punching a woman in an incident that was caught on video, has been found not guilty.

The verdict was handed down Tuesday morning. It was a bench trial for Jonathan Josey, which means the ruling was solely up to the judge, who deliberated for two weeks.

"Being a cop in this city is something I've wanted to do since I was five years old. There's nothing else I've wanted to do," Josey said after court. "In my future, I plan on retiring when I want to retire."

Judge Patrick Dugan said the short video clip, "didn't tell the whole story." Dugan said the video was disturbing, but blamed the media for sensationalizing the incident and playing it 'a thousand times.' He said the incident was part of a volatile, fast-paced situation - not a slow motion video.
Josey broke down in tears as the courtroom, packed with police officers, erupted in applause.

"We're thrilled that the verdict that was rendered in this case, and I'm sure Jon Josey is looking forward to getting back to work and doing what he does best, which is to protect and serve the people of Philadelphia," said Josey's lawyer, Fortunato Perri, Jr.

Action News has learned that Josey is planning to seek reinstatement to the Philadelphia Police Department.

Josey was accused of striking Aida Guzman in the face at 5th and Lehigh in North Philadelphia after the Puerto Rican Day Parade back on September 30th.

The incident was captured on video and posted on the internet, leading to a firestorm of protest from community and political leaders, who said Josey used excessive force.

Within days, Josey was dismissed from the police department. He had been charged with simple assault, a second degree misdemeanor.

On the witness stand earlier this month, Josey was near tears while telling the judge he swung at Guzman to knock a beer bottle out of her hand, and he wasn't trying to hurt her. He said he and other officers were hit with beer from behind and, each time he turned to see who did it, he saw Guzman jumping up and down.

Josey conceded he never saw Guzman throw beer. Guzman was arrested that day but charges against her were later dropped.

Speaking in Spanish after the verdict was handed down, Guzman accused the judge of perpetrating a cover-up, saying she knew the verdict would be not guilty. She went on to say the police department is racist.

Her lawyer, Enrique Latyoisin, said this was an assault on the Latino community.

"What took place today is an injustice to Miss Guzman, it was an injustice to the Puerto Rican and Spanish community," Latyoisin said. "The Spanish community was portrayed as being scary, lawless, people that were creating a mob situation."

"I respect Judge Dugan's decision but I disagree with it," said District Attorney Seth Williams in a statement. "While I believe Jonathan Josey was guilty of simple assault this is not the time to dwell on that and I hope as a community we can move past this."

*At least our police commissioner isn't hiring him back. He is going to arbitration! The big bully cop should be ashamed of himself! Again, where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton!? Big piece of shit! He didn't even get the right person! I hope Miss Guzman sues his ass! I do not see a beer bottle in her hand either!*

Original post may be viewed here:
http://www.documentingreality.com/fo...string-113555/

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to diamondsmiles For This Useful Post:
Darkest Angel, kellyhound
  #2  
Old 02-26-2013, 08:54 PM
xstunt1ngx's Avatar
xstunt1ngx
Offline:
My Rank: STAFF SERGEANT
Poster Rank:632
Join Date: Nov 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss883
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Bitch cop, I hope someone bigger than him beats the shit out of him ;)

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to xstunt1ngx For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, icheerthebull
  #3  
Old 02-26-2013, 09:22 PM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21526
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Quote:
Originally Posted by xstunt1ngx View Post
Bitch cop, I hope someone bigger than him beats the shit out of him ;)
Probably a wife beater who hates women!

I was hoping he would rot in Hell!

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to diamondsmiles For This Useful Post:
icheerthebull
  #4  
Old 02-26-2013, 11:49 PM
xstunt1ngx's Avatar
xstunt1ngx
Offline:
My Rank: STAFF SERGEANT
Poster Rank:632
Join Date: Nov 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss883
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Quote:
Originally Posted by diamondsmiles View Post
Probably a wife beater who hates women!

I was hoping he would rot in Hell!
As long as you're a cop you can do whatever the hell you want, is what it seems like...

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to xstunt1ngx For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, icheerthebull
  #5  
Old 02-26-2013, 11:57 PM
AmericanIllusions's Avatar
My Rank: FIRST SERGEANT
Poster Rank:276
Join Date: Oct 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 103 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss3029
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Just be wealthy or a cop and you can get away with it all

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to AmericanIllusions For This Useful Post:
Darkest Angel, diamondsmiles, icheerthebull, kellyhound
  #6  
Old 02-27-2013, 01:17 AM
Darkest Angel's Avatar
Darkest Angel
Offline:
Born in the USA
Poster Rank:74
100% female
Join Date: Jul 2012
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Quoted: 1785 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 9/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss12892
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Looks like he smacked her hard to me.
Why did he get not guilty?
Looks fishy to me.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Darkest Angel For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, icheerthebull
  #7  
Old 02-27-2013, 02:13 AM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21526
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkest angel View Post
Looks like he smacked her hard to me.
Why did he get not guilty?
Looks fishy to me.

He did! She was bleeding!

She's about 5 feet tall, if that, and probably less than or about, 100 pounds!

He used abuse of power and if he hated Hispanics, he should not have worked a Puerto Rican Festival. I think he had about 20 complaints against him already.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to diamondsmiles For This Useful Post:
icheerthebull
  #8  
Old 02-27-2013, 02:14 AM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21526
Duplicate - Please Disregard!

x

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-27-2013, 09:34 AM
kellyhound's Avatar
kellyhound
Offline:
✝Moderator from Hell✝
Poster Rank:9
e-mail
Join Date: Oct 2006
Contributions: 413
 
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Quoted: 1755 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
13/20 20/20
Today Posts
11/11 ssss61174
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

no surprise

__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kellyhound For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, icheerthebull
  #10  
Old 02-28-2013, 02:21 AM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
6/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21526
Re: Policeman Who Punched Woman In Face Found Not Guilty

The news is now saying there is something going on with the judge and his decision.

The police commissioner is pissed off!

Reply With Quote

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO