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NY officer acquitted for body slam that broke woman's jaw

A New York policeman who was caught on video apparently body slamming a woman to a tile floor has been acquitted of civil rights violations. Jurors in federal court in White Plains found 39-year-old Yonkers Police Officer Wayne Simoes not guilty Wednesday afternoon.

The video, from a restaurant surveillance camera, seemed to show the officer lifting 44-year-old Irma Marquez by her waist and throwing her face-first to the floor. She was knocked unconscious and her jaw was broken.

video is from WKRG, broadcast June 30, 2008.

The forewoman of the jury, Jhonna Van Dunk, told an upstate New York newspaper, "We watched the video and we watched the frame-by-frame and we could not determine that he intended to hurt her."

In June of 2008, Simoes’ lawyer told the press that the video doesn’t tell the full story.

"What the video doesn’t show is the o

Added: May-30-2009 Occurred On: May-28-2009
By: komakazzi
Tags: cop, aquitted, body slammed, woman, broken, jaw, lawsuit, filed
Location: White Plains, New York, United States (load item map)
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