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Glynn County officer arrest caught on video cleared

4:33 PM, Dec 17, 2013   |    comments
Kathleen Mary Allegrone, 70.
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BRUNSWICK, GA. -- A Glynn County police officer whose arrest was caught on video went viral has been cleared of any wrongdoing in handling a 70-year-old woman pulled over for driving under the influence.

The incident happened December 5 on St. Simmons Island with witnesses posting what they saw on YouTube.

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The video that went viral shows the woman being tossed to the ground.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday talked about his investigation that cleared Officer Kevin Jones who is now back on street.

Doering says Jones was assaulted not once, but twice with the woman digging her finger nails into the officer's hands.  The chief says the injuries could result in permanent scaring.

The police chief says it started in the woman's vehicle when she refused to get out.

The second assault said Doering happened as Officer Jones attempted to cuff Kathleen Allegrone and "he grabbed her shoulder and pushed her rapidly forward and down to the ground."

Officer Jones was on administrative leave while the department reviewed the video and dash camera video from the officer's patrol car.  

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