ATLANTA – The Atlanta police department are investigating an incident that occurred between an officer and patron that was caught on camera over the weekend.
The video taken seems to show the officer punching the woman after she hit him. The video does not, however, show what led to the confrontation.
A statement was released by the Atlanta police late Tuesday night. It states:
“The Atlanta Police Department is aware of the incident that took place early Saturday morning involving one of its officers attempting to arrest a patron at an IHOP in Buckhead. The matter has been referred to our Office of Professional Standards to determine whether department policies and procedures were followed. Further comment at this time would not be appropriate.”
The name of the officer has not been released.
WATCH FOOTAGE OF THE SCUFFLE HERE