From Iceland — Cop Wins Right To Appeal

Cop Wins Right To Appeal

Published February 5, 2014

The police officer found guilty of assault committed during an arrest last summer has been allowed to appeal the verdict by the Supreme Court of Iceland, reports Vísir.

The police officer was fined 300,000 ISK as well as 229,000 ISK in damages to the woman he assaulted, and 68,000 ISK in legal fees.

The assault caused a great deal of controversy last summer when the police officer assaulted an intoxicated woman during an arrest and the ordeal caught on camera.

The officer was driving a police van down Laugarvegur when he encountered an intoxicated woman in the street. The officer pushed the woman from the van with the door, stepped out, and then grabbed her by the arm. He then swung her backwards until she struck a sidewalk bench and fell face-first into the street.

Read more about this case and watch the video of the assault here.

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