- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman, breaking her eye socket, during a 2014 arrest will not face criminal charges.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/8ncaxW ) U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes in a letter to Seattle’s police chief said her office will not bring charges against Officer Adley Shepherd, who has been on paid leave since the incident.

King County prosecutors in December also decided not to bring felony charges against 39-year-old Shepherd.

The 10-year veteran of the police department had responded to a report of a woman threatening a family member at a Seattle home. Twenty-three-year-old Miyekko Durden-Bosley was intoxicated and had kicked at Shepherd while being shoved into the police car.

Shepherd responded by punching Durden-Bosley, who has since filed a lawsuit against him.


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