The Philadelphia police officer seen on videotape slapping a woman and knocking her to the ground after last year's Puerto Rican Day Parade in North Philadelphia, has gotten his job back, police said.
Jonathan Josey was reinstated Monday, a Police Department spokesman said.
Josey, a decorated veteran of the force, was seen on video knocking Aida Guzman to the ground as she crossed a street after the annual parade on Sept. 30, 2012.
Josey said he accidentally hit Guzman while trying to swipe a beer bottle from her hand when a crowd threw bottles at police making an arrest.
A few days after the video, showing Josey, then 40, striking Guzman, 39, was posted on YouTube, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey fired Josey. The officer was also charged with assault.