Lt. in Philly punch video to be dismissed

Commissioner issues 'direct action' dismissal, charges dropped against woman struck in video


By Allison Steele
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey, who punched a woman in the face in a video that drew national attention this week, will be fired, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Wednesday.

Ramsey issued a direct-action dismissal, an immediate step the commissioner can take if he believes an officer has violated departmental policies or the law.

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