Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Policer Officer Reassigned After Punching Woman in Face at IHOP

In our special coverage on why fastfood restaurants are not safe for life, comes this tale of what went down at IHOP in Atlanta last Saturday. An Atlanta police officer has been reassigned and facing an internal probe after he was seen on video punching a woman in the face after she hit him. Roberta Caban says she and a group of friends went to get coffee at the IHOP and that a man asked them to be quiet. She said the man never identified himself as an officer. A scuffle ensued and that's when the officer punched Roberte's friend, Cynthia, in the face. Roberta (who has already lawyered up) and her friends were all arrested.

Update, April 28: Ashley Leavell, the woman seen punching the officer, has been charged with felony obstruction as well as public drunkeness and simple battery. Leavell was part of a scuffle at the IHOP around 4 a.m. April 23. If convicted, she faces a year in jail. In addition to Roberte and Ashley, Cynthia Freeman and Vanessa Chancey were also arrested that morning.

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