ATLANTA (WAOK)- A woman and a police officer threw punches in a Buckhead IHOP, while spectators recorded the entire incident on their cell phones.
The video was posted on youtube and become viral in a matter of minutes. The footage shows a woman and an officer engaged in a fist fight. According to witness reports, the woman was among a group of women, who were being too rowdy. The women were asked to leave, that’s when one woman punched the police officer. Roberta Caban is friends with the woman who allegedly hit the police officer. According to Caban the force used to detain her friend was excessive.
The officers then escorted the woman out. Caban says during the entire situation the officers never mentioned who they were or what they were doing.
The women involved in the brawl are now speaking out. They are saying that the officer gave no warning before he attacked them. One woman says the group had done nothing and his actions were frightening.
The women have obtained an attorney. Attorney Bobby Aniekwu has stated that he will find out why his clients were targeted at the restaurant.
The Atlanta Police Department is investigating the situation. The officer involved has been placed on leave.