Rochester Police investigating "smack cam" video posted online

Updated: 01/08/2014 6:20 PM
Created: 01/08/2014 5:18 PM WHEC.com

Many of our viewers have reached out to us regarding a "smack cam" video on the internet and now the Rochester Police Department tells News10NBC it’s investigating that video.

A spokeswoman issued a statement saying, “The Rochester Police Department shares the concerns of many in the community regarding a video posted on the Internet depicting a male striking a woman in the head. As an organization, RPD was appalled by the behavior depicted on the video. Although the victim never contacted the police regarding this incident, RPD immediately and proactively commenced an investigation as soon as we became aware of the video. Our investigation continues, and we are working cooperatively with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, and the Monroe County Probation Department, to pursue all possible avenues to address this event. We will release additional information as our investigation progresses."


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