An upstate New York police officer is on leave after hitting a woman he was arresting right in the throat – knocking her flat on the floor… and it’s all video.
The DeWitt Police Department released body camera footage – which they glued together – showing what led to the fight inside a Walmart in East Syracuse on July 4th… pepper spray.
When the cop in question showed – who has since been identified as Rory Spain – he tried to separate the arguing parties … and ended up holding back the lady he finally hit, Tyreana Edmonds, with handcuffs. As he tried to take her away, things turned sour.
In the video, you see Edmonds apparently trying to bite off Officer Spain’s arm… after which he leans his arm back, with his fist curled up, and unloads on the front of his neck. The punch lands and Edmonds is thrown back… falling hard to the ground after absorbing the blow.
You can hear the people around filming reacting indignantly … and when they approach, Officer Spain tells them to come back. He and his fellow police officers arrested her and others involved in the previous altercation… and they all face multiple charges in this regard.
Edmonds was also reportedly the victim of a 2nd degree assault attempt on a police officer… presumably because of what appeared to be his wanting to take his skin off him. As for Officer Spain, he is on paid administrative leave while the department investigates … which is SOP.