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POLICE BRUTALITY: Chief Responds To Allegation

Posted on: 5:52 pm, August 9, 2013, by

The Davenport police chief is defending his officers involved in the beating of a suspect.

This video came out earlier this week of a February incident showing the officers confronting a woman allegedly caught shoplifting.

In a newly released police report, the officers say the female suspect swore at them.

They also say she appeared ready and willing to fight the officers.

The report says as one officer tried to get the woman into cuffs she bit his finger and wouldn’t let go.

That’s when the officer says he threw jabs at her head and pushed her head into the back of the chair.

“I’m not making excuses for the officer that deviates from policy I’m a realist it’s going to happen from time to time and then we’ll deal with it accordingly, she was hit, policies were violated,” Chief of Police Frank Donchez told affiliate WQAD.

In the report, the two officers are listed as the victims. Both remain on the job.

Officials say there was disciplinary action taken against one of the officers.

However since it’s a personnel issue, the details aren’t being released.

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