Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland confirmed a uniformed policewoman who punched a handcuffed robbery suspect in the face on Thursday has been relieved of duty during an internal affairs investigation.
The incident was filmed by a news crew, and the video was brought to McClelland's office for review.
"Prior to me personally viewing the video, supervisors down the chain of command acted appropriately by initiating an internal affairs investigation and relieving this officer of duty pending the outcome of the investigation,“ read a statement issued by McClelland.
Police were called to the scene of an attempted robbery by three armed men at a convenience store at 8 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Cavalcade north of downtown. One of the suspects hopped onto a passing freight train. Read The Rest of The Story