From CT Post reporters Dan Tepfer and Michael P. Mayko:
A female police officer, under fire after a video was made public showing her repeatedly punching a black teenager following a minor traffic accident Friday night, defended her actions in a report obtained Monday by Hearst Connecticut Media.
“I feared for my safety as well as officers on scene that suspect was pulling away and actively resisting due to concealing a firearm. Due to these reasons I then struck (Aaron) Kearney multiple times in the face with both fists in an attempt for him to loosen his grip of his arms and bring them out from his body,” Officer Christina Arroyo states in her addendum to the main report on the incident.
But City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez said she did not find the officer’s story convincing.
“This kid didn’t have a weapon, the excessive force she (Arroyo) used wasn’t called for,” Martinez said.
Full story here.