An NYPD police officer has been suspended after punching a minor in the head while solving a fight.
On Tuesday afternoon, around 2 pm, a school fight occurred at Intermediate School 51 Near Willow brook Road in Port Richmond, Staten Island. An eight-second clip went viral all over the internet, in which the police officer who came to solve the fight can constantly be seen punching a 14-year-old girl, and the girl also hit back at the officer.
After talking to the girl, she told the media that it all began when she saw her 12-year-old sister fighting a 14-year-old girl from the school.
Kyonna Robinson, the 14-year-old, said The girl is older than my sister, fighting my sister. Of course, I'm gonna jump in. I didn't even know what was going on. I just ran over there.
Later she informed, it all escalated when she saw a police officer handcuffing her sister. In a broader version of the video, Robinson can be seen approaching and pushing the same officer who shoved her back.
She said, He pushed me, and then I punched him in his face two times, and we just started fighting.
The police officer got suspended after reviewing the officer’s body-worn camera, and the video went viral on the internet.
Later, Mayor Adam had a word with commissioner Keechant Sewell regarding the whole incident and said, "These incidents are not going to erode the relationship that the people of the city have with the men and women of the New York City police department.
The NYPD has also informed that the NYPD Internal Affairs are investigating the whole incident and the officer has been suspended for a month without getting paid.
The girl has now been charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest as an underaged.
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