NY cop acquitted after body slamming woman

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:41 EDT
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The AP reported:

A New York policeman who was caught on video apparently body slamming a woman to a tile floor has been acquitted of civil rights violations.

Jurors in federal court in White Plains found 39-year-old Yonkers Police Officer Wayne Simoes (SIM’-oze) not guilty Wednesday afternoon.

The video, from a restaurant surveillance camera, seemed to show the officer lifting 44-year-old Irma Marquez by her waist and throwing her face-first to the floor. She was knocked unconscious and her jaw was broken.

More details here.

This video is from WKRG, broadcast June 30, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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