Teen Punched By Police Apologizes

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle teen shown on video shoving a police
officer who then punched her in the face has apologized to the
officer in a private meeting.

Seattle police say Officer Ian Walsh accepted the apology

Separately, the King County prosecutor charged the 17-year-old
girl as a juvenile with third-degree assault, which is punishable
by a maximum 30 days in detention.

The incident happened Monday as the teen was intervening in a
friend's arrest for jaywalking. James Kelly of the Urban League of
Seattle says he requested Friday's meeting between the teen and the
officer at a community center to help calm the situation.

Police have said the department's civilian-led Office of
Professional Accountability is investigating the 39-year-old
officer's actions.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 96709614 - kolotv.com/a?a=96709614
Gray Television, Inc.