Cop punches woman in the face outside NJ club; video launches investigation

Posted at 6:59 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-07 09:16:45-05

Elizabeth police have launched an investigation after a video surfaced showing on officer punch a woman in the face outside of a New Jersey club.

The cellphone recording was taken outside of Envy Night Club, and shows a rowdy altercation between several people on the sidewalk.  A woman in heels and a red dress appears to grab a bystander, and then hold onto a police officer.  The officer then appears to reach back and punch her in the face, buckling the woman’s knees.

The video was posted to YouTube and has received more than 10,000 views online.

The Elizabeth Police Department has not identified the officer or revealed whether or not he remains on active duty.