Philadelphia Mayor speaks to victim in viral video beating case

The woman who was knocked to the ground by a Philadelphia Police Lieutenant over the weekend met with Mayor Michael Nutter today. 

Aida Guzman and her attorney Enrique Latoison spoke with Mayor Michael Nutter and other city officials. Latoison says the mayor wanted to apologize for the incident in person.

“It was a very heartfelt meeting, we’re very happy with the meeting,” said Latoison. “My client is very happy about the situation. This is probably one of the last times you will hear from us, we definitely believe it is definitely over now.”

Guzman says the meeting went well.  “I feel so happy that the mayor [spoke] to me, I feel comfortable I don’t want to speak no more,” said Guzman. “He apologized to me and I feel good for that.”

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Mayor Michael Nutter says neither Latoison nor Guzman mentioned suing the city.

“Not a topic of conversation, never came up this is about a person about a human being who had been injured in our city in a very graphic way and I wanted to take a moment when the opportunity presented itself just to talk to her,” said Nutter.

Latoison would not say if his client will sue. Video of the incident has gone viral.



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