No charges for Seattle cop who punched unarmed handcuffed woman, broke her eye socket


In Washington state, a King County prosecutor says his office will not seek state felony charges against a 9-year department veteran for punching Miyekko Durden-Bosley in the face so hard he broke her eye socket.

At the time, she was handcuffed in the back of his police cruiser. Durden-Bosley, 23, was intoxicated, and arrested outside the home of a Seattle man whose mom had called the police. The police officer suffered no injuries, according to court documents.

From the Seattle Times:

Federal prosecutors say they will review an incident in which a Seattle police officer punched and seriously injured a handcuffed, intoxicated woman, after King County prosecutors said Friday they won't charge the officer.

Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes, said her office will look at the June 22 incident involving Officer Adley Shepherd for a possible federal criminal civil-rights violation.

[Video content warning: strong language, violence.] "You punched me in my face for no reason," she says on the in-car police video. "You punched me in my eye."

Officer Shepherd has been on paid administrative leave since the incident. [Seattle Times]

Earlier this year, a State Patrol use of force investigation stated the officer used force that caused "unnecessary and foreseeable injury" to Durden-Bosley. []

[via @mikescarcella]