Philly Cop Caught On Tape Striking Woman Gets Job Back

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia cop who was fired after a video of him punching a woman went viral is getting his job back.

Lt. Jonathan Josey is back on the force, following an arbitration ruling. Josey was fired after the videotaped incident that happened in September 2012 at the Puerto Rican day parade.

Josey was acquitted at trial in February of this year.

Josey testified that Aida Guzman refused to drop a bottle of beer she had been holding. He said that he went to knock the bottle from her hand and was “shocked” to see her go down when his hand hit her face.

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