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Seattle Police Guild's President Defends Officer Punching 17 Year Old Girl In The Face!

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Absolutely deplorable.

There's been a considerable - and we think justifiable - amount of backlash regarding this cell phone video (above) taken that shows a Seattle police officer punching a 17-year-old girl in the face after she and another were stopped for jaywalking.

The officer's disgusting act of police brutality has thrown him under review, but the President of Seattle Police Officer's Guild has made it clear that he defends the monster:

[Officers Guild President] Rich O'Neil told KCPQ-TV that punching her in the face was an appropriate use of force as the officer [Ian P. Walsh] struggled with two women and a crowd formed. O'Neil says it's wrong to call the punch police brutality or racist.

Watch the video above and tell us, do you think that punch was an 'appropriate use of force?'

Those men should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Disgusting.

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743 comments to “Seattle Police Guild's President Defends Officer Punching 17 Year Old Girl In The Face!”

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  1. 1

    In addition to PUNCHING A WOMAN, that police officer cant even CONTROL a 17 yr old.
    WTF… idiot.
    watch him near the end with that tiny girl wearing black. FAIL.

  2. 2

    Um, we already told you we thought it was acceptable?

  3. Wingy says – reply to this


    work a week on a major city's police force before you throw stones, Perez…

  4. 4

    What the hell is one cop supposed to do with an angry mob forming all around him and people punching and pushing him?

  5. 5

    I was there. This was right in front of Franklin HS. The girl's friend wanted to create trouble. But the police is pretty dumb.

  6. 6

    She was attacking a cop. He'll keep his job even though he went over the line.

  7. 7

    They attacked him! Are you retarded?!

  8. 8

    She was attacking a cop! He was completely in the right to defend himself - it's never okay to smack at, hit or kick a cop. As the wife of an officer I am disgusted at the video too Perez- because of the so called victim however NOT THE OFFICER!

  9. 9

    so usually i don't step up in support of the Man, but, really? eff those tw*ts- they got what they deserved-

    you disappoint Perez…

  10. 10

    I agree with you most of the time Perez, but come on. These girls were not just being arrested for jaywalking, they were attacking the cop! You push a cop, you get punched, makes a lot-o-fecking since!

  11. 11

    Dude, she was on top of him. Have you EVER seen an episode of "COPS"? You ABSOLUTELY cannot use intimidating movements on the police. This guy was completely justified. It's not as though it was unprovoked. Note to world: use your words when you speak to the police. Don't talk with your arms or get in their face.

  12. 12

    excessive? maybe but here is an idea, don't get physical with a police officer and when they are doing their job don't randomly jump in and attack a police officer!

  13. 13

    Jeez…he had to go through all that trouble just to feel up some chocolate teen titties?

    Poor fella!

  14. GOM says – reply to this


    The police officer was being attacked. She comes at him . There is no question about it. She got what she deserved. You simply do not attack an officer when they are making an arrest. This has nothing to do with race. YOU DO NOT ATTACK A COP UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WILL RESPOND.

  15. katyb says – reply to this


    That was, in NO WAY appropriate use of force. She's a head shorter and probably a good bit lighter, he could have subdued her in another way. I hope that idiot is punished. I'm not saying the girl should be left scot-free either, she was resisting arrest, but a punch to the face was not a good use of force.

  16. 16

    I think he did the right thing. They were hysterical and crazy, that doesn't make him racist. He was defending himself over that classless woman who started attacking him–it was his only choice. It's not like he SHOT her.

  17. 17

    Ya know, I don't think he did anything wrong whatsoever.. That girl was pushing and snatching at an officer of the law period. If you broke the law, accept the consequences, but you NEVER push and scratch at a police officer, especially when it has NOTHING to do with you. That girl got what she deserves, and if I were him, I would press charges against both of those girls.

  18. 18

    Sorry Perez, if you'd bothered to read the comments on your last post about this, you'd already know that hardly anyone agrees with you. That idiot got exactly what she deserved, no brutality involved. She attacked first, so he had every right to protect and defend himself. Have some respect for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line to protect morons like this on a daily basis.

  19. 7tizz says – reply to this


    He's trying to do his job and a couple of monkeys (sorry, but that's the only word I can think of how to descibe those two idiots) are getting way out of control and resisting and non compliant. Have you even had to subdue someone? It's not that easy when BOTH are on the attack and who knows what will happen?

  20. 20

    Im not sure why you are defending TWO people who were ASSAULTING ONE police officer. From his point of view she could have easily had a weapon, and as a Police Officer you have to take a physical threat from a 17 year old girl the same you would everyone else, and in that case the fastest way fro him to regain control of the situation (because he was ALONE ath the time if you didn't notice) was to hit this girl to make her back off, whihc she did. You are disgusting for siding with these 2 ignorant hood rats who think its ok to assault one of the people that prevents assault occuring on the rest of us.

  21. 21

    Uhmmm.. I see someone resisting arrest and an officer that needed to get a handle on the situation before it became even worse. Just before the punch to the face, I see two girls who obviously don't have any respect for a police officer, going on one officer. Why his partner wasn't right there to grab the one in pink while she was pushing the officer away from her friend, I haven't the foggiest, but I can definately see why she got popped one in the face. Not the best choice to make on the count of the officer, but I do see why he did it.

  22. 22

    I'll be the last to defend a pig, but did you WATCH this video? Did you see how hard that "young girl" pushed him? Do you acknowledge that he was working ALONE and that there were two people pushing and pulling against him AND a crowd gathering? I would've hit the little bitch, too. She MAD cuz she got stopped for jaywalking and decides to PUSH A POLICE OFFICER?

    When will people learn that if you act like a normal human being when you're stopped by the police, then they will TREAT you like one???

  23. 23

    Wow Perez you obviously have still NOT viewed the ENTIRE video! She is at fault not the SPD!

  24. 24

    Um, looks like she's resisting arrest to me and in those cases you must use any force necessary—he was being attacked also! The hecklers didn't make the situation any more easy.

  25. 25

    Thats sick

  26. 26

    i;m not a fan of "the law", but he had to do it. lots of people, lots of cameras, and the girls kept pushing. what an awkward situation.

  27. 27

    okay, how about we put YOU, in a crowd, with 2 people hitting you, screaming at you with others egging them on and see what you do MORON????? Maybe he should not have punched her, but, should those two imbeciles acted like that to a police officer (and I DO NOT NORMALLY DEFEND THE POLICE) over a jay walking ticket? NO, just shows that Parents do not bring their kids up right.

  28. 28

    Sounds like someone isn't over getting punched in the face by will.i.am and becoming his little bitch.

  29. keak says – reply to this


    Um… She was not only resisting arrest, she was touching him in a threatening manner… People have been beaten for flipping the bird, but if it's done in a way where the officer deems a threat to his, or someone else's, safety… they can do whatever they want. Read up on how to respect the men who keep you safe!

  30. 30

    I'm with the cop on this one… These young women need to know how to act with the law-enforcement…and grabbing him by the arms and shoving him is not acceptable behavior! He had to do something… No respect!

  31. 31

    Ummmm… she ATTACKED a cop! She jumped in for no reason. He's alone. Why WOULDN'T he punch her? I think he's actually restrained.

  32. KimA says – reply to this


    Paris! You know deep down that these girls got what they deserved! If anything he went easy on them! You're supposed to do what the police ASK YOU to do.

  33. 33

    I find NOTHING wrong with what this officer did. He should have used more force on her. If you want to act like an animal you should get treated like one! If an officer tells you to do something………do it.

  34. 34

    it's called resisting arrest & assault on an officer.

  35. 35

    Yes, he took the appropriate steps to get the situation in control. What you seem to understand Perez is that this is a lone officer with a crowd gathering and two people attacking him. He had to get the situation under control and fast and he did the right thing.

  36. 36

    he shouldnt have punched her. he needed to calm her down, but punching her was not the answer.

  37. 37

    she was OUT OF CONTROL
    learn to listen to officers, rules are what keeps society out of total chaos
    if she was acting appropriately, that wouldn't have happened

  38. 38

    Another LATE story from Pearass, this wasnt a random act of police brutality, the man was defending himself, and protecting the peace. Put yourself in his position, what would you have done, just got into your car and drove off and said forget it?? These two girls were inappropriate in thier actions from the very begining. What were his options to finding a peaceful resolution to this out of control situation? This is the real world, police officers are attacked daily, just like the military they are out there to keep the streets safe for you and to uphold the law, they face danger every day, and there is no guarantee they are going home at the end of thier shift…so they should let girls hit them? The message is being lost here, the message should be DO NOT HIT A COP WHEN HE IS DOING HIS JOB, glad to see the Officers Guild stands behind him.

  39. 39

    aren't the police trained to handle situations without violence unless it's necessary? the girls just jaywalked, they did not have any weapons on them. that punch was absolutely unnecessary. seattle has a history of their police department taking advantage of their authority and it's disgusting that the President of Seattle Police Officer's Guild thought what he did was OK. what he did was NOT ok. both the officer and the president of the guild should be fired as they are what's wrong with america.

  40. 40

    What the police officer did was in NO WAY racist or inappropriate. If that was my teen resisting arrest like that, I would expect the police to do the same thing. What that girl did was interfere with a police officer, he was just trying to take control of the situation that could have easily gotten out of hand.

  41. 41

    Honestly, those girls looked like they were causing a serious amount of trouble. Jaywalking is a silly thing for them to get that upset about. If the girls hadn't been resisting, they wouldn't have gotten hurt. Just watch the rest of the video. Those two girls were slapping that police officer and trying to get away.

  42. 42

    That was, quite possibly, the most appropriate use of force I've ever seen. Most of this "backlash" you're talking about is against stupid hood rats fighting the police. You are on the wrong side of this one P-tard. The police guild's president is 100% in the right. This bitch is just lucky he didn't get hit with a tazer or a baton.

  43. 43

    YES APPROPRIATE!!!! She should have stayed out of it. One police officer and all those people around shouting their comments making it worse. Just shut your mouth listen to the cop quit fighting. He should have tazzed them both and shut them down. Cops never know what people are going to do and these women were obviously not doing what he was asking… FULLY SUPPORT THIS OFFICER!!!!

  44. 44

    You have posted this twice because youaksed people what they though, 99% sided with the cop, but you still won't so you've posted the video AGAIN to try to get people to side with your ignorant biased views, pathetic, do you have nothing better to do?

  45. 45



  46. 46

    i kinda think it was appropriate. who do they think they are trying to wrestle with an officer? it makes there behavior seem ghetto and inappropriate in itself. They need to behave themselves. Hope they learned their lesson.

  47. 47

    If you start getting physical with a policeman you're going to get what you deserve. Idiot!

  48. 48

    those girls were out of control…I dont think punching her in the face was right in NO means…but what is that cop doing there by himself w/no backup…he looked like a scared dog who was cornered and just fighting back. He needed help controlling those wild girls attacking him…but again…he should have not cold-punched her in the face…but hey…she stopped attacking him…he should have done something else…but who am I…Im no cop…nor would I have attacked a cop…I am a normal…not crazy and wild outta control. Those girls have to be accountable too!

  49. 49

    She wasn't even the one being arrested. She jumped in and attacked the police officer for trying to arrest her friend. What he did was totally acceptable. He needed to defend himself. Police aren't even able to defend themselves without backlash. That is ridiculous. He was being attacked by two women and he did what he had to do.

  50. 50

    that is absolutely horrifying.

  51. 51

    He was being attacked by two women, just because shes 17 doesn't mean she shouldn't have been punched, he was defending himself. She deserved it. She broke the law and then attacked a police officer, what was he suppose to do?

  52. 52


  53. 53

    I'm a female and I must say that if you are going to start hitting somebody, don't think they are just going to sit back and take it. She should have just listened to what the officer was saying and all of this would have been avoided

  54. 54

    i think he was well within his rights she came at him and was being aggressive toward him. They should have acted like young ladies instead of out of control heathens. She wanted to act hard for the camera which she CLEARLY looks at before she starts the nonsense.

  55. 55

    She is lucky he only punched her. You don't ever lay your hands on an officer. She could have gotten her A$$ shot!

  56. 56

    a girl gets punched in the face for jay walking. i mean seriously. i think its b.s. honestly. number one. arent they trained to be able to handle people in a better way than socking a girl in the face? that officer should be let go. and the girls. i think a punch in the face, ripped clothes, and public humiliation is enough. they jay walked for christ sake. oh wait they are black so now looking at it, maybe its a racist thing. i jay walk all the time and ive done it in front of officers, but i didnt get punched in the face, hand cuffed or anything of the sort. white cop, black female. that whole video looks like he is a racist officer. and that is all i can see.

  57. 57

    he was being attacked. Those girls should be glad that he didnt escalate the issue to protect himself (pepper spray,taser etc..). They broke the law and started to get physical with the officer for no reason and he retaliated.

  58. 58

    It was "appropriate use of force". Give the man a raise and a promotion. He was being attacked. Nobody should attack a cop. You risk the chance of getting shot at.

  59. 59

    Ridiculous. You do not put your hands on a police officer. A crowd was gathering and the two women inolved were behaving poorly.

  60. 60

    serves that ghetto girl right! what a filthy neighborhood

  61. 61

    those people should be ashamed, how can someone even think that punching that girl like that is it ever apropiate? she wasn't even armed. Also, I can't believe how much time did it take for that stupid cop to arrest the other girl, aren't they supposed to be trained?

  62. 62

    so resisting arrest is okay?!. some assholes really have no respect for police officers.. these people risk their lives everyday and when assholes like this disrespect them..they are seen as the bad guys… bitch is lucky she didnt get tazed..

  63. 63

    Um, everyone knows you don't touch a police officer!!! Or resist arrest. These girls are idiots, do they think just because they're girls they can do whatever they want? For all we know they're on drugs and trippin' out. I woulda punched a bitch too.

  64. 64

    Although the punch "to the face" may have been a little overboard, it is a tough job being a police officer. This man was trying to control two women who were obviously not cooperating and has the right to use force when necessary. Maybe people should respect the law and those who uphold it a little more and not try to fight them. Then you wouldn't get punched, or tazed, or sprayed. Just sayin!

  65. 65

    I am a black women leaving in Seattle and if I was acting a fool like these dumb ass little bitches I would expect to be punched in the face as well. They should be thanking there lucky stars they didn't get maced or tasered!!!

  66. 66

    She's resisting arrest and fighting with a police officer. That was just plain stupid.
    Should have used a taser and keep his hands to himself. Kids today have no respect for authority thanks to the wonderful parents. If one of my kids was caught fighting or arguing with a cop I would kick my kids ass with a chancla for being disrespectful.

  67. 67

    I don't think he should've punched her… that was quite excessive, but those girls were out of line as well. Not so much that the one deserved to be punched though.
    What the hell did she think she was doing pushing the damn cop to begin with?

    I'd defend him if he pulled out the taser gun though. Punching like that just seemed out of anger instead of trying to calm the situation.

  68. 68

    Obviously, you never punch a woman in the face. BUT what the hell is wrong with people and the police. The dude has a gun, a taser, pepper spray and a nightstick, ALSO and more importantly, he's the f'cking police…he has the right to use all that sh#t on you if giving the circumstance. Whatever happened to YES SIR, NO SIR, when talking to an officer.

  69. 69

    you clearly haven't seen the entire video! these women already have previous charges of assaulting police officers against them! A crowd was forming and he was clearly out numbered and had no back up. He never had a chance to call for back up and all everyone in the background did was film it and entice the girls. He acted appropriately and was doing his job. How dumb must people be to fight and assault a cop. They deserve to be punished. Bravo cop!

  70. 70

    As the wife of a police officer, i have to defend his decision. It looks incredibly brutal to us, but he was being ATTACKED by two women. You completely overlook the fact that both of these young ladies were extremely combative. They crossed the lines of self defense.. they were attacking. And not only that, but they were clearly with others who could have joined in the attack had he not gained control. He was defending himself and taking control of the situation, which is something every officer is trained to do.

  71. 71

    totally justified if u ask me… that girl had no business putting her hands on that cop…

  72. 72

    Punch or taz he to do something.

  73. 73

    You are insane! They are clearly resisting. If these were white males, I know you would be defending the cop. If they would have stood there like calm humans, he probably would have asked to cross where they were suppose to and been on their way. What the hell gives them the audacity to think they don't have to listen and show respect when an officer of the law is talking to them? They (the females) should be ashamed of their actions.

  74. 74

    She got what she deserved.

  75. 75

    i dont think what he did was wrong or racist or anythng they are saying. im a firm believer you shouldn't result to violence, and there have been times where police were wrong. But these girls were 17 yrs old nad should know how to respond to an officer. They were freaking out and lashing out and he had the right to defend himself and to use force to get them to listen. I don't think what he did was wrong, it isn't like he beat a cooperative person.

  76. 76

    I agree with everyone else, she was resisting arrest and attacked him. She deserved it. If she hadn't been breaking the law and causing problems in the first place none of it would have happened.

  77. 77

    Says the guy who posts pictures online of a 17 year old child's vagina.

  78. 78

    Do the police not have the right to defend them self from be attacked by 2 out of control girls. If someone dissevered it was this bitch.

  79. kyky says – reply to this


    What's deplorable is the way those two "ladies" were acting when confronted by an officer of the law. No respect at all.

  80. 80

    she deserved it. and where the hell did the word "racist" come from.
    our country is becoming a shit hole and crime is rising cuz we have no punishment for crime.

  81. 81

    The girls were resisting arrest and mouthing off badly to the officers - a punch in the face I will say is excessive, but dealing with people with attitudes and actions like the two girls - the officer had to do what he had to do at that moment - also the girl in the pink we could say assulted the officer first by shoving him. As a black woman, the girls should have respectfully received their warning and/or citation and moved about their business. I deal with girls that have the same attitudes every single day - and am not a violent person, but when attitudes, profanity and their neck gets going…you really do want to knock the out. Leave this officer alone!!

  82. 82

    I support this officer 100%. They have to protect not only the public but themselves, and to say it was brutality is absurd. There were two women, and woman can be much more brutal in fights then men, against one man. He did what was right for the circumstances. Would the women rather have been hit with a taser?

  83. 83

    Appropriate? Hell, yea! She hit first. Plus he was outnumbered.

  84. 84

    Who cares?! I get sick of people who think that they can do whatever to police officers, and then they get mad if whatever they did happens to them. Then, if the police aren't around when they need them, they still complain!

  85. KAKM says – reply to this


    Totally justified. These girls should learn some respect. Break the law and suffer the consequences. If they would have cooperated and not been such trouble makers, then they wouldn't be in this position

  86. 86

    You know something? The fat twat was going after the cop. She smacked him first. It was a situation about to escalate with a crowd gathering and the cop did what he had to do. Maybe if the twats had some respect for the police force then this would not have happened. But they were all in the cop's face, so BAM! Good for him. The only thing that could have made this better is if the cops were punching Perez/Mario in the face — shutting him up for good.

  87. 87


    I don't like that you call the officer "deplorable". When did it become acceptable to resist arrest, interfere with someone being arrested, and fight/attack a cop.

    Is it any wonder that kids are becoming more and more out of control when we side with them when their actions are way out of line.

  88. 88

    Perez you and your liberal cronies make me want to puke. These stupid girls had it coming to them. She's lucky she didn't get tasered. She clearly assaulted the officer while he was trying to subdue her friend! They both should have shut their big traps and done what the officer instructed them to do. I can't believe you and others are condoning their behavior! Who raised these deliquents - animals? That's what they acted like.

  89. 89

    why are you asking us what our opinion is if you're just going to be shoving your opinion on us..
    The cop did the right thing. She attacked him first and grabbed at him first, he wasn't doing anything wrong until the bitch came along and punched him….

  90. 90

    The cop was surrounded by screaming chickas,and she appraoched him,I say get out my face bitch,smack. Plus I totally agree with Wingys statement.They don,t pay cops enough to put up with this crap

  91. 91

    Re: moneywagon – He needs to be getting in touch with his lawyer to prepare for his upcoming trial for child pornography.

  92. 92

    The only reason I created a profile was to comment on this post you have. SHAME on you Perez. Making judgement without all the facts. In this little snippet you show not only was he justified in punching her but she should be thankful that it is not worse. Do you see any of the people around him attempting to HELP? No, what you do see is the blatant disregard for an officer of the law and failure to act civil. Last I checked when a police officer tells you to do something you do it. Guess that's how I was raised. The youth of today have no regard for civil obedience let alone common decency. What they do have is a clear cut attitude of this sense of entitlement with no regard for others. Police officers put their lives in harms way everyday and more times than not they are on the receiving end of contempt. Yes there are cases where there has been officers who have gone to far and yes they need to be punished accordingly but when he is trying to subdue one individual and the other decides to make sure that doesn't happen…well lets say she got what she deserved and again SHAME on you for trying to make this officer out to be the DEVIL. Expected more from you.

  93. 93


  94. 94

    Oh…and I am the daughter of a black police officer with the Oakland Police Department - and my daddy would have knocked her out too. DO NOT EVER PUT YOUR HANDS ON A COP!!

  95. 95

    attcked? u think if she was sum pretty blonde he would have punched her in her face? you think people are going to just be arrested for something so dumb n just take it lying down? u people don't even understand how hard it is to deal with the injustice occurs at the hands of the police. just because they have a badge they think they are untouchable.

  96. 96

    That ugly bitch shouldn't try to take a cops gun, then maybe she wouldn't get punched in her monkey face!!

  97. 97

    Why is he a monster? He is trying to do his job and she is resisting arrest. He is being gentle as well, if it would have been a male, he would have been thrown on the ground and cuffed so fast.. It's time for your annual punch in the face Perez..

  98. 98

    it doesn't matter what age she is, she was attacking a police officer and the other girl was resisting arrest…nice try, but the police officer was in the right

  99. 99

    He was by himself with two angry, aggressive women who had no respect for authority and the one who he punched, shoved into him first…replay it. He had every right.

  100. 100

    Yeah … another late story.

    What other option did he have? He had a mob around him, he had people grabing him, idiots who don't understand what "arrest" means. Should have he tazed her instead? This will be justified she assaulted him and interfered with him arresting someone for a crime as petty as it may be.

    He was dealing with the first idiot girl screaming and resisting arrest when the second girl who was just as stupid decided to pull her away from the arresting officer and then push him away.

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion i just believe perez is wrong on this one.

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