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Police officer punches woman during arrest

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An Arizona police officer has been removed of his police powers after video surfaced of him punching a woman in the face. Flagstaff police say they became aware of the video showing Officer Jeff Bonar punching Marissa Morris on Wednesday night.

They say officer Bonar was at Morris's house because she received an eviction notice.

Police say officer Bonar identified Morris as having a warrant out for her arrest but was unaware that her warrant had already been served.

In his police report, officer Bonar says Morris became "uncooperative" and allegedly kicked him when he tried to arrest her.

The police chief says he is "disturbed" by the video and has asked for multiple investigations to be conducted.
Morris was arrested for assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Officer Bonar has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations.

Police say officer Bonar is a three-year-veteran on the force.

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