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A Washington State police officer is under investigation after civilians videotaped him struggling with a 17-year-old jay walker before punching her in the face.

Seattle police report that an unidentified police officer pulled a man aside for jay walking at the city’s 3100 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Monday.

While the officer was scolding the man for the traffic violation, he reportedly saw four young women jay walk in the exact same spot and asked them to step over to his vehicle.

Seattle police say the women became “verbally antagonistic toward the officer” and one attempted to walk away.

That woman, a 19-year-old seen in a turquoise top, was then “escorted back” to the officer’s patrol car police and reportedly “began to tense up her arm and pull away from the officer while yelling at him” before breaking away from him several times.

Her 17-year-old friend seen in a pink top, then intervened and placed her hand on the officer’s arm causing him to punch her in the face.

Both women were handcuffed and arrested.

The 19-year-old faces an obstruction of justice charge and the 17-year-old is under investigation for assaulting an officer.

Check out video of the incident below.

Was all that really necessary????