Parkersburg PD Officer Suspended, Video Shows Her ‘Berating’ Man

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin says an officer has been suspended after a video showing her berating a man circulated online.

Multiple media outlets report that Martin identified the officer in the video as Sgt. W.J. Cox. The video was shot in July at Southwood Park.

Martin says he became aware of the video on Monday and suspended Cox without pay.

Media outlets report that the video shows Cox swearing and shouting at a man who had made an inappropriate gesture. Martin identified the individual only as an 18-year-old male.

He says Cox accepted the suspension and took responsibility for her actions.

Martin says there have been no other complaints or disciplinary actions against Cox.

The video is believed to have been made by another teenager nearby.