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SEPTA investigates after video shows officers beating and tasting woman at Frankford Transportation Center

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — An investigation is ongoing into a confrontation between SEPTA police and a passenger who allegedly refused to exit a bus.

Video posted to social media shows SEPTA officers trying to take a woman into custody at the Frankford Transportation Center on Wednesday morning.

An officer can then be seen hitting her on the head as she sits on a bench.

Another officer then used a taser after he asked the woman to put her hands behind her back and she ran away.

According to a SEPTA spokesperson, the woman involved in this incident has a long history of putting three cents in the farebox for a $2.50 fare.

On Wednesday, officials said the woman refused to pay for her ticket and did not want to get off the bus. It was then that the driver called the police.

SEPTA says the woman kicked one of the officers in the chest and bit another before being arrested. There is reportedly a video that captured this, but SEPTA has refused to release it at this time.

Relatives identified the woman as Jocelyn Dallas, 24.

On Wednesday evening, protesters gathered at the transportation hub to make their voices heard.

“Making sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else. For 50 cents? It’s useless,” said Keyona Carroll, who is one of the woman’s cousins.

Dallas suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody.

She faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

Dallas is currently at Jefferson University Hospital’s Crisis Response Center undergoing mental health evaluation and treatment.

Her family members said she did not suffer from any mental health issues.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact SEPTA Police Internal Affairs at (215) 580-7860.

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