During last month's Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia, Lt. Jonathan Josey was caught on video sucker-punching a woman in the face. The 19-year-veteran, who also teaches "violence prevention" to teenagers, was subsequently suspended with intent to dismiss. But his police union isn't letting him go out without some style: the Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a $30-per-person benefit for Josey on October 28th.

Josey's victim, 39-year-old Aida Guzman, was initially charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing a beer bottle, but the District Attorney dropped all charges. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey noted he was "rather pleased that they did decide to drop the charges," and Mayor Michael Nutter apologized to the woman, saying he was "appalled," ''sickened" and "ashamed" by the video, which you can see below.

But FOP President John McNesby told Philadelphia Daily News that he disagreed with suggestions that the benefit is inappropriate: "It was inappropriate for the city to apologize to this woman and drop the charges until the investigation was complete," McNesby said. "And we still don't believe it's a fireable offense." City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez had a very different view: "You're kidding me, right?" she said. "While I understand that the FOP has to defend one of its own, I am extremely disappointed because this will appear that they are condoning the very visible actions of Josey, which hurts the image of their good officers."