Cop Punching Woman On Camera – Watch: US police officer punches black woman in face, no charges filed

Updated: December 11, 2014
Cop Punching Woman On Camera - Watch: US police officer punches black woman in face, no charges filed

Cop Punching Woman On Camera, Seattle Police Officer Adley Shepherd, 38, was caught on camera during a July 22 arrest throwing a vicious punch at a handcuffed woman’s face. The woman, Miyekko Durden-Bosley, suffered a fractured right eye socket from the punch.

King County prosecutors said criminal charges would not be filed against the officer who broke the 23-year-old woman’s eye socket.

The incident was filmed on the police officer’s dashboard camera.

Police responded to a domestic violence call and tried to arrest the woman.

According to prosecutors, Shepherd was placing the woman under arrest and Bosley kicked the officer. He then responded by punching her in the face.

“While Officer Shepherd may have had other options or alternatives, we have concluded that we would be unable to prove that Officer Shepherd’s use of force was criminal,” prosecutors said in a statement.

The officer has been on administrative leave for the past six months.

The video emerged amid grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York that cleared police officers of any wrongdoing in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

White police officer Darren Wilson shot dead black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August and white officer Daniel Pantaleo killed Eric Garner in New York City in July.

The chokehold death of Garner was recorded on videos that have been widely seen and have contributed to the public outrage. In the video, Garner repeatedly told police officers “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”

There have been many protests against police violence since grand jury decisions across the United States.

A group of UN human rights experts on Friday urged the United States to put an end to racial profiling in the country.

The experts said that sending the two cases to trial would have brought all evidence to light and allowed justice to take its course.