- Associated Press - Thursday, August 18, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland police detective accused of striking a handcuffed woman in the face after she spat at officers has been placed on administrative duty.

Cleveland.com (https://bit.ly/2bB06JN ) reports police Chief Calvin Williams said the detective will be restricted to paperwork and other in-office tasks until investigators determine what happened. Williams says other officers involved in the woman’s Aug. 11 arrest also were put on administrative duty.

Cellphone video of the woman’s arrest shows her spitting at a detective and then being hit in the face by another detective and falling to the ground. A police report says she threw a soda can at officers before spitting.

The detective accused of hitting the woman wrote in his report that he grabbed her face to stop her from spitting at others.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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