October 1, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia judge who acquitted a police lieutenant of assaulting a woman in a videotaped arrest is himself married to a city officer.
Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan isn't commenting on the alleged conflict of interest.
But a lawyer for the woman injured by fired Officer Jonathan Josey at a Puerto Rican Day parade says it "looks really, really bad" that Dugan never mentioned his wife's job.
And a city councilwoman says the community is outraged by Tuesday's verdict.
The video shows Josey taking a swing at 40-year-old Aida Guzman, knocking her down and leaving her with a split lip.
A defense lawyer says Josey was trying to knock a beer out of her hands after Guzman refused orders to drop it.
Josey plans to petition to get his job back.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.