Lt. Jonathan Josey has been identified as the uniformed Philadelphia police officer seen in an online video sucker punching a woman after he was hit by silly string during Philly's Puerto Rican Day parade.
A Philadelphia police spokesperson said in a statement that Josey has been placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.
According to CNN:
The video shows a crowd of people gathered around about a dozen officers handcuffing a man against a car at the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday.
The woman, wearing a black shirt and jeans, is on the left side of the video and has a bottle in her left hand. The woman raises her left arm as she hops around behind one of the officers. Some liquid flies from the bottle at the police. The woman changes position and a man behind her tosses liquid at the police.
As the woman turns and retreats, an officer, now identified as Josey, walks quickly after her and appears to strike her in the face with his right hand. The woman is knocked to the ground.
Josey cuffs her and two other officers lead her away. She appears to have blood coming from her mouth.
The unidentified woman was charged with disorderly conduct after the incident.
The video garnered over 785,000 views and 6,000 comments by Tuesday afternoon.