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SHOCK: Video of NJ cop punching woman in the face under investigation

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Investigators in New Jersey are reviewing shocking video that shows an officer punching a woman during a melee outside a club in Elizabeth.

The 20-second clip, which was posted on YouTube on March 3, shows a group of people fighting outside Envy Night Club on North Broad Street.

The woman appears to tap the officer on the shoulder after he knocks another man on the ground. Without hesitation, the officer turns to the woman and pops her square in the face.

The sucker punch draws screams from witnesses including the camera operator. The video then abruptly ends.

Elizabeth police have not commented on the incident.

15 comments

    • wcb2

      exactly. she was grabbing the officer interfering with his attempt at subduing a suspect. she is lucky she didnt get tazed and arrested also.

  • Nothing New

    Nothing new. When I was little my mother called the police and several came. When 2 was talking to her one of the officers said " you stupid niggers" then punched my mother so hard in the face she passed out. The other officer said why would you do that man. The officer shook his fist in pain and walked away.

      • Guest

        sorry, I believe it. some police force has rotton apples. because the digital age, it coming to light. But watch if one of the fellow officer catches you videoing them they wll natch from you in the name of the law!

      • Anonymous

        “Nothing new. When I was little my mother called the police and several came. When 2 was talking to her one of the officers said ” you stupid niggers” then punched my mother so hard in the face she passed out. The other officer said why would you do that man. The officer shook his fist in pain and walked away”

        This person’s story telling skills = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80entLldZOg

  • Reason

    i find nothing wrong with the actions of the police officer, except that he was all by himself…

  • GilfHUNTER

    who wrote this article?!? "the woman appears to tap the officer on the shoulder"…. ummm, no!! the woman starts grappling with the officer while her ghetto friends start to converge as well. perhaps the author needs some basic word comprehension testing…

  • terrence l. Miller

    alot of police are so corrupt and im glad they r bringing it to light but on the other hand she had no business interfering in police matters esp. Touching an officer during a fight what do u expect to happen when someone could be possibly fighting for their life not knowing the outcome of situations like that in todays world .just a thought!!

  • mark edwards

    Yea, no problem, the woman is clearly fighting the officer, he did need backup but no blame here except the 2 criminals fighting the law. And the law one.

  • jwainwright11

    this is crappy reporting
    (1) the fat chick did a lot more then simply tap the cop on the shoulder
    (2) noone "screamed" when the fat chick got punched

  • pamik

    During a melee, tapping the cop on the shoulder? She's lucky he didn't shoot or tase her. I don't care if it is a woman (which I happen to be), I have no sympathy for her. Man or woman, they're fair game when arguing or getting in the middle of a police matter.

  • nonyabiz

    Thank God I was not there
    A trained officer to deal with such things properly broke his chain of command

    I would get his name and address
    And force him to star in the new movie where someone violently punches his mother like that Then make him watch as I slowly cut off her head
    In that movie they take a base ball bat and beat his head till his brains splatter all over the place and post that on you tube

    As what happens to Officers who do not follow their training

    If the chief and others in his office make excuses – covers it up etc… They should watch that new movie where some one sets a Bomb out side the building and blows them all to hell
    for them who were left they placed pipe bombs under the cars to explode when they switched into drive.

    They removed the script where from the movie where these actors stalked the officer to his house violently raped his kids – wife before burning them alive
    I think they should have kept that part in there
    it shows what happens to abusive officers who over step their training and badge and people

    Like the nigger in the white house said what americans need is UNJUSTICE
    he proves that by not addressing the crooked police – judges – lawyers across the country
    he proved that by saying Im a christian yet Romans 1:21-32 deserving of death and them practicing such things = Gays = Gay marriage = Psalms 11:5 = War, Video games, movies, Music = any one finding enjoyment – pleasure etc… in such

    Keep your lies — Just remember your unjustice is the price your kids will pay in the future
    should people in america unite to end all such abuse

    Address the Hunger, jobless, hatred, Abuse, Corruption here in the USA before going to other countries and telling them what to do and not to do
    Our country has abusive law enforcement – laws – judges etc… just as other countries
    our country puts Innocent ones in prison because justice was corrupt, bios etc…
    Our country hides its criminal actions and tries to justify its actions when it can not hide them

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