Ex-cop caught on cam hitting woman acquitted of assault

The former Philadelphia Police veteran caught on video hitting a woman has been found not guilty of simple assault.

A bench trial was held for Jonathan Josey Tuesday morning.

The not guilty verdict was handed down by the judge who claimed the video “didn’t tell the whole story.”

Back in October, cell phone video was released showing the former lieutenant hitting a woman at the Festival de la Americas following the Philadelphia Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sept. 30.

The incident happened after the parade on the Parkway.

Parade organizers say they had nothing to do with the North Philadelphia event.

Officials say Aida Guzman of Chester was spraying silly string at officers involved in a traffic stop when she was hit by Josey.

Her face was bleeding as officers took her away.

Guzman was cited for disorderly conduct but the charge was subsequently dropped.

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