Baltimore officer suspended after being caught punching a woman

Baltimore cop is suspended after knocking out woman who punched his colleague twice in the head

  • The video, posted on social media, shows a black woman hitting a police officer
  • Another officer then hits the woman and the blow appears to knock her out cold
  • Police said the woman was taken into custody and transported to a hospital 

A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video showed him punching a woman and knocking her out after she confronted another officer.

The police department said on Saturday that Commissioner Michael Harrison has also ordered an investigation of the incident.

The video, posted on social media, shows a black woman confronting a white police sergeant in a downtown intersection on Friday night. When the sergeant grabs the woman’s arm, she strikes the sergeant twice on his head.

It was then that another officer, who is black, coldcocks the woman from behind and appears to knock her out cold. 


A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video showed him punching a woman and knocking her out after she confronted another officer

Police said the woman was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment. 

On Saturday police said the woman was released from the hospital and taken to Central Booking for processing. Her name was not released.

Extra officers were on duty in the city on Friday night in response to protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but there was no indication that the woman was a protester herself. 

Police said the woman was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment. She is pictured on the floor after the incident

In fact, there was a video on social media showing the woman heckling protesters before her confrontation with police.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard ‘Jack’ Young issued a statement Saturday praising the first officer for his restraint but calling the punch ‘deeply disturbing.’

‘The woman should have been placed under arrest and not assaulted. Our system of justice does not involve the concept of an ‘eye for an eye,’ Young said.

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