“His actions after the punch were shoving her in the back … (and) immediately putting handcuffs on her like she’s some sort of danger,” Latoison said. He said he plans to file a civil lawsuit.
A disorderly conduct charge against Guzman was withdrawn. Mayor Michael Nutter later apologized to her, saying he was “appalled,” ”sickened” and “ashamed” after seeing the video, which went viral on YouTube.
District Attorney Seth Williams said he was disappointed with Tuesday’s ruling.
“I respect Judge Dugan’s decision but I disagree with it,” Williams said in a statement. “Let’s be clear there were no winners on that day in September. While I believe Jonathan Josey was guilty of simple assault this is not the time to dwell on that and I hope as a community we can move past this.”
Message left for Josey’s attorney and the Fraternal Order of Police were not immediately returned.