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