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Iowa City woman charged after knocking three-year old to the ground

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Latonya Denise Mack Latonya Denise Mack
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Iowa City woman is charged with child endangerment after police say she hit her three-year old daughter hard enough to knock her to the ground.

Officers were in the 2400 block of Miami Drive on Thursday night when they saw Latonya Denise Mack, 42, pick her daughter up off the ground and then hit her across the face.  Police say Mack took a full swing at the girl and hit her hard enough to knock her to the ground.

Mack denies hitting her daughter, but police say they have the incident on video.

The girl had redness and swelling on her left cheek.  The girl was removed from Mack's custody by police.

Mack is charged with child endangerment with injury.

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