Video of Chester Officer Punching Woman Sparks Investigation

Police announced an investigation after a St. Patrick's Day party took a violent turn in Chester.

Video of the incident went viral, as of Monday morning more than two million people viewed the video which shows a Chester officer striking a young woman.

Police say they responded to reports of a riot Saturday afternoon near Widener University.

Investigators say a violent altercation took place when a group of people forced themselves into a home where a party was taking place.

Soon after police arrived on scene they say 20-year-old Dominique Difiore struck a police officer and was taken into custody.

Police have not confirmed if Difiore is the woman in the viral video. Three other people were also arrested, 21-year-old Shawn Connelly, 20-year-old Tess Herman and 18-year-old Jaylene Westfall.

The Chester Police Department says they are looking into the incident.

“The incident, the video, and level of force used in connection with the event are all currently under investigation,” Chester Police Chief James Nolan wrote in a released statement.

Police are working to determine if anyone else will be charged.


  • Kali

    Really your a police officer there was no other way to restrain her . he should be fired. This is why people are fighting back the police use to much force . have to much power if someone hit me and I knocked them out I would go to jail right should be no different for them they need to try to solve problems with out having to hurt anyone and ps you took the job knowing what u have to deal with so deal with it in the right way stuff like this makes me so mad this way we need to police the police. We dont need more thugs in uniform we need professionals

  • Lisa

    Her ass punch the cop in the throat first! What the hell did she think was going to happen? Dumbass girl.

  • Henry

    Millennials demanded equality and insisted men and women be treated interchangeaby… well, welcome to equality, sisters.

  • Daniel Mareda

    Chief James Nolan IV is purportedly conducting an investigation of his own? Who is the assailant in blue? Who is the man punching the woman who pushed his shoulder. He was not attacked. That is nonsense?

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