Councilwoman Wants Quick Investigation of Police Incident - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Councilwoman Wants Quick, Thorough Investigation of Police Punching Incident

Posted: Updated:
Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez says she wants a quick and thorough investigation of the 19-year police veteran's actions. Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez says she wants a quick and thorough investigation of the 19-year police veteran's actions.
PHILADELPHIA -

Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez says she is outraged in the wake of a video taped punch out of a female reveler at Sunday's Puerto Rican Day celebration.

The council woman says the actions of Lt. Jonathan Josey were flat out wrong.

"It is a commanding officer who has been trained to maintain calm, lost his cool and that is  not acceptable," she said. 

Sanchez was the Grand Marshal of the Puerto Rican Day parade just hours before the incident.

She wants the police department to conduct a thorough investigation of the 19-year police veteran's actions. She also wants the disorderly persons charge dropped against the victim, Aida Guzman.

"Nothing in the video shows me this was provoked or a warranted response," the councilwoman said.

Cell phone cameras were rolling as Guzman was punched in the face by Josey in front of at least a dozen officers. She was knocked to the ground, handcuffed and hauled away bleeding from her face. She now has a lawyer and is demanding justice.

"She's mad at the police of Philadelphia," Guzman said through an interpreter.

"I'd like this investigation to be quick so that we can bring closure to this and make sure Ms. Guzman gets justice.

Quinones-Sanchez wants a decision on Josey's fate by the end of the week. She is concerned a prolonged investigation could stir tensions here.

"If the investigation generates something other than what the community feels is fair we are going to have a backlash," she said.

Josey is out of town and not commenting at this point.

He has 13 civilian complaints in his file over his 19-year career. Only one has been sustained. He was found to have conducted an illegal stop and search of a Woodbridge, New Jersey man on Broad Street. The city paid that man $5,000.

Josey is on administrative duty until an Internal Affairs investigation is completed.

  • Dave SchratwieserMore>>

  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


  • Police: Employee Allegedly Sold Crack At Main Line McDonald’s

    Police: Employee Allegedly Sold Crack At Main Line McDonald’s

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:29:07 GMT
    Officers arrested 29-year-old Allen Trammell, an employee at McDonald’s, for drug possession and selling drugs while at work.
    Officers arrested 29-year-old Allen Trammell, an employee at McDonald’s, for drug possession and selling drugs while at work.
  • Suspect Charged In Upper Merion Home Invasion

    Suspect Charged In Upper Merion Home Invasion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:09:04 GMT
    Keith Darrin Morrison has been charged in connection with the home invasion, robbery (Upper Merion Police Department)Keith Darrin Morrison has been charged in connection with the home invasion, robbery (Upper Merion Police Department)

    A home invasion suspect in Montgomery County is accused of terrorizing two homeowners. Now more police departments want to know if he's connected to other cases.

    A home invasion suspect in Montgomery County is accused of terrorizing two homeowners. Now more police departments want to know if he's connected to other cases.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • VIDEO: Man Strikes Woman On SEPTA Trolley

    VIDEO: Man Strikes Woman On SEPTA Trolley

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:01:04 GMT

    The woman bumped into an unknown male who was standing in the doorway when the suspect threw a cup at her then followed her off the trolley striking her one time with a closed fist.

    The woman bumped into an unknown male who was standing in the doorway when the suspect threw a cup at her then followed her off the trolley striking her one time with a closed fist.

  • Del. shop owner loses First Amendment fight

    Del. shop owner loses First Amendment fight

    A Delaware shop owner has lost his free speech fight over the decor of a beach store.
    A Delaware shop owner has lost his free speech fight over the decor of a beach store.
  • Fox Sports: Phillies' Hamels Available In Trade Talks

    Fox Sports: Phillies' Hamels Available In Trade Talks

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:39:48 GMT

    There are now only two days left until the Major League Baseball trade deadline. FOXSports.com is reporting that the Phillies have made pitcher Cole Hamels available.

    There are now only two days left until the Major League Baseball trade deadline. FOXSports.com is reporting that the Phillies have made pitcher Cole Hamels available.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices