What started out as a mere jaywalking incident turned into a shoving match and ended with a Seattle Police Officer punching a 17-year-old girl in the face.
According to the police report, on June 14 an officer saw several people jaywalking on the 3100 block of MLK Jr. Way. The officer stopped a man and while talking to the 18 year old, he saw four women jaywalking at the same street. He then told the females to step over to his vehicle.
The police report reveals the women were “verbally antagonistic toward the officer.” One of the women began to turn and walk away. The officer told the woman to step over to his car. She continued to walk away and appeared to raise her hand in a dismissive gesture. The officer contacted the woman and began escorting her back toward his car.
According to the report, the woman began to tense up her arm and pull away from the officer while yelling at him. The woman refused to obey the officer’s commands to place her hands on the car. When the officer again tried to gain control of her, she pulled away and twisted, breaking free of the officer’s grip several times.