Video of police incident sparks controversy

A video that appears to show a Flagstaff police officer punching a woman directly in the face is sparking some controversy.

The cell phone, reportedly captured by the woman's boyfriend, was taken Wednesday afternoon, as the couple were getting evicted. When Flagstaff Police showed up, officers confronted the woman, who they believed had a warrant out for her arrest.

During the confrontation, the officer, identified by Flagstaff Police as Jeff Bonar, was seen punching the woman directly in the face. That woman was later arrested for resisting arrest.

Flagstaff Police released the following statement Wednesday night.