Reactions have been caused by a video circulating in the last 24 hours on social media, which shows a police officer in New York a 19-year-old woman is punched in the facewho falls almost unconscious on the pavement.
As nypost writes, the incident took place in Harlem, New York during the arrest of a 22-year-old man, who, according to the authorities, charged with attempted murder.
As seen in the video, 19-year-old Tamani Crum approaches the officers who are trying to handcuff James Elvin.
The young woman is then seen arguing with the officers and one of them pushes her away and then angrily hits her in the face.
Officer Kento Kinsey claimed he reacted violently after the 19-year-old attacked him and slapped him. He, after the attack, picked up the girl from the sidewalk and handcuffed her.
NYPD charged the 19-year-old with assault in uniform, resisting arrest, obstructing authorities, and said the victim had previously slapped a 27-year-old woman at the scene.
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