A video recently posted online shows a Philadelphia police officer striking a woman across the face in the latest incident of police brutality in the United States.
The video footage, which was posted on the video-sharing website YouTube, shows highway patrol supervisor Lt. Jonathan Josey punching the woman and knocking her to the ground during Philadelphia's Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was handcuffed and led away by police as her mouth was bleeding.
A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department said that the woman was cited for disorderly conduct.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Sara Flounders, with the International Action Center from New York, to further discuss the issue.