Philadelphia’s deputy police commissioner Richard Ross admitted he’d be “remiss not to acknowledge that the video” uploaded to YouTube showing a 39 year old woman in Philadelphia being sucker punched by Jonathan Josey, a cop, for allegedly throwing water or beer at a group of officers at the Puerto Rican Day Parade this weekend “was disturbing.” Ross continued: "We have a video before us that depicts some very disturbing images . . . Clearly, the one issue at hand is she does appear to be walking away. She does not appear to be facing Lt. Josey at that time."
Another issue at hand might be why a cop that appears well built (he was a Philadelphia Daily News “Sexy Single” in 2006) felt the need to punch a 39-year-old woman in order to detain and arrest her. Unless that part’s SOP in Philadelphia. An internal investigation was opened and Josey, a highway patrolman and former narcotics field officer, was put on desk duty. Video, which has gotten more than a million hits since being uploaded Sunday, below: