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Officer Who Hit Woman Notified He Will Be Fired

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Aida Guzman is seen being escorted away by two Philadelphia Police Officers Sunday. Aida Guzman is seen being escorted away by two Philadelphia Police Officers Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA -

Fox 29 has learned the police officer who was seen on video hitting a woman has been notified that he will be fired.

A statement issued Wednesday night by the Philadelphia Police Department said Ramsey has decided to take "Commissioner's Direct Action" against Lt. Josey for his actions.

"Lieutenant Jonathan Josey will be suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss."

Lt. Jonathan Josey of the department's Highway Patrol was captured on video striking a woman Sunday during Puerto Rican Day Parade festivities.

The woman, later identified as Aida Guzman of Chester, told Fox 29 she wants justice

Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports that police sources have confirmed that Lt. Josey must appear at police internal affairs Thursday morning. Commissioner Charles Ramsey says Josey learned Wednesday afternoon he would be terminated.

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced charges would be withdrawn against Guzman.

Commissioner Ramsey appeared on Good Day Wednesday morning and said he would take whatever action needed.

Ramsey was in San Diego, California at a conference at the time of the incident.

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