A police officer in Florida was fired and charged with criminal battery after video showed him throwing a woman into her car, according to a Tuesday report.
The incident occurred after a hit-and-run crash in early August.
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ABCNews.com said Pensacola Police Officer Christopher Geraci located 29-year-old Abbi Bonds, who was identified by a witness as the driver who hit two vehicles before fleeing the scene.
Bonds reportedly had paint on her vehicle, which matched the two cars she allegedly hit.
According to the police report, Bonds told Geraci she was running after her car because someone had taken it.
Bonds was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield, and no proof of insurance, according to the article.
During the incident, ABCNews.com said dash cam video captured Geraci grabbing Bonds’ arm and tossing her into the side of her car.
ABCNews.com said she can be heard saying, “I’m not fighting you. Why are you hitting me?”
Geraci filed a use of force report for the incident to comply with the department’s policy and he was taken to jail and released. Read more.
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