New York Police Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Punching A Black Woman In The Throat During Walmart Arrest

The latest shocking encounter between a police officer and POC has once again gone viral in what continues to be an ongoing issue due to disturbing excessive force. An upstate New York police officer was officially placed on administrative leave after bodycam footage was released showing him punching a Black woman in the throat during a recent arrest at a local Walmart.

@TMZ_TV reports, officer Rory Spain of the DeWitt Police Department is now on administrative leave following jaw-dropping video footage of him punching a Black woman, Tyreana Edmonds, in the throat and knocking her to the ground while attempting to arrest her at an East Syracuse Walmart on the 4th of July. According to the police report, Spain was one of the police officers who arrived on the scene after responding to a call involving Edmonds and other women involved in a physical altercation.

As seen in the recently released bodycam video, once Spain placed Edmonds in handcuffs, things took a drastic turn for the worse. When Officer Spain was leading Edmonds out of the Walmart and away from the other women involved in the altercation, she seemingly attempted to bite him but was unsuccessful. In response, he balled up his closed fist and punched her with extreme force right in her throat—causing her to fall to the ground as shoppers verbally expressed the shock at what they saw.

Tyreana Edmonds (and the other women) was formally charged with second-degree attempted assault of a police officer and other charges relating to the initial altercation inside Walmart.

Rory Spain will remain on administrative leave following an internal investigation.

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