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Cop charged with assault for hitting 13-year-old girl while handcuffing her

Police officer John Flinn of Gloucester Township, NJ has been charged with simple assault for hitting a 13-year-old girl twice in the head while handcuffing her.


John Flinn, 27, and other officers were dispatched to investigate a disturbance on March 8 and encountered the girl. Flinn can be seen hitting the girl twice on the side of her face in footage from a responding officer’s body-worn camera. The prosecutor’s office said the girl was struck while complying with police instructions.

Criminal charges were never filed with the girl.

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