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SEATTLE: Cop Under Investigation Over Fight During Jaywalking Arrest

Seattle police are investigating the actions of an officer caught on video as he punched a 17 year-old girl in the face after she attempted to interfere with the arrest of another female minor. The incident has brought claims of police brutality by civil rights activists. The officer was assigned to control jaywalking at a busy intersection across from a school. When he asked a group of girls to use the designated footbridge, one of them reportedly ignored him with a "dismissive hand gesture" and continued across the street. What followed is in the video below. While arresting somebody for jaywalking certainly seems excessive, what you do not ever do, in my opinion, is attempt to resist arrest. Never, ever, ever put your hands on a cop. Take that bad arrest to civil court and get your satisfaction there.

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