PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia police lieutenant fired after he was accused of assaulting a woman during a party held on the day of last year's Puerto Rican Day parade has been reinstated following an arbitration ruling.
Police confirmed Lt. Jonathan Josey's reinstatement Monday. They say he'll retain his rank.
Police responded to a disruption at the north Philadelphia street party in September 2012. Video showed Aida Guzman being struck in the face and falling to the ground before being led away in handcuffs.
Josey was fired but was acquitted of simple assault. He says he thought Guzman had thrown beer on him and was trying to knock a bottle from her hand.
Guzman denied throwing any liquid. A disorderly conduct charge against her was withdrawn.