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Published on Jul 7, 2016

Providence Police Caught on Tape Beating Woman
A video of a woman being punched in the head and dragged by a Providence Police officer has been obtained exclusively by GoLocalProv.com, following an altercation reportedly on Homer Street in Providence.

The officer visibly punches the woman at least four times in the face before slamming her head into the police car; another Providence police officer throws a man into another police car.

The three minute and twenty-three second video was shot by a bystander as police officers responded to an incident at the Washington Park residence, located next to Roger Williams Park in Providence.

"I was just made aware of the existence of a video late this afternoon, where police were involved and using force. We did not have any major incidents in the city last night, and we're not certain where the video originated from. We're in the process of attempting to verify when and where the video was taken and what the circumstances were involved in the incident," said Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements.
This is turning out to be a bad week for close encounters of the blue kind.
 

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She was holding the officer's leg. That deserved a punch or three to the face. /sarcasm


This is turning out to be a bad week for close encounters of the blue kind.
 

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She was holding the officer's leg. That deserved a punch or three to the face. /sarcasm
They were just demonstrating the latest suspect-take-down techniques.

 

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Give her time to get up before you pull her head by the hair. It is hard to go vertical when you have some one forcing you laterally laws of physics being what they are and all.
 

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The only other details I've found are that this happened on May 23, there was some type of disturbance and a cop was treated after being bitten. A backstory would be nice but regardless, how difficult is it for a couple of cops to cuff a woman and frog march her to the car instead of treating her like an animal?
 

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Disgusting behavior that gives all cops a bad name. Officers involved in that kind of behavior should be in jail, not wearing a badge.
 

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it begs the question of how much of this was going on before cameras were so ubiquitous. maybe the zeitgeist shift against police is just a function of the truth coming to light because of those cameras, and the ease of distribution via the internet.
 
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