VIDEO: Officer Suspended After He Takes Down Twin Girls Who Attacked Him

Officer Hanifah Davis fought with twins and scuffled with a school administrator who tried to intervene

Orange, New Jersey – A police officer was suspended Friday after a video showed him win a fight with two teen girls. (Video below)

Twin sisters Nyasia and Kyasia Sorrells told News 12 New Jersey they were getting pizza across from Orange High School when they say that Officer Hanifah Davis tried to clear the corner, according to the Associated Press.

The actual reason for their detention has not been released at this time.

Kyasia Sorrells said that Officer Davis grabbed her and and put her arm behind her back.

Nyasia Sorrells said she saw the scuffle through the window and came outside to ask the officer what was going on.

At that point, Nyasia Sorrells said Officer Davis pushed her and knocked a plate of food out of her hand. She said Officer Davis then grabbed her by the hair.

In the video, Nyasia can can be seen throwing punches at Officer Davis' head after he grabs her. Kyasia was blocked from camera view, but something prompted Officer Davis to take her to the ground as Nyasia swung on him.

The video appears to be edited and it cuts out when the officer turns to address Nyasia throwing punches at him.

Throughout the incident, both teens can be seen actively resisting in addition to assaulting police.

Later in the video, a school board member can be seen assaulting the officers as he tried to intervene; he was later cited.

The Orange Police Department and Mayor Dwayne Warren released a joint statement.

It said Officer Hanifah Davis was relieved of duty pending the outcome of an investigation started by the police department.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified and the police were cooperating with the prosecutor’s office.

“This matter is being taken seriously by the Orange Police Department and the Warren Administration. All the facts will be shared with the public as soon as they are available,” the statement read.

More than 1,000 Orange High school students walked out of class and walked to police headquarters in a protest, reported.

The students chanted "justice for the twins" and stayed at police headquarters for more than 45 minutes, reporters.

The news site reported that the sisters Nyasia and Kyasia Sorrells showed up and urged the students to return to class.

The twins also complained that the night before their arrest, Officer Davis had stopped an Uber vehicle that they were passengers in. It's not clear at this time how that's relevant to their arrest.

They are both facing charges of resisting arrest.

No. 1-12

Just entitled folks demanding their due. Leave them alone.


I am sure that I will receive a lot of flack for what I just said, and that is fine. I have a right just like everyone else here to free speech.


The whole story remains to be uncovered. For those of you who are so quick to judge the Officer, wait until the full story is reported. The fact that this video was edited tells me that this was created to stir emotions and judgmental attitudes. We have enough anti-law enforcement sediment which is creating distrust and tearing this country apart. Please I ask all of you to wait until the investigation is over before passing judgment. We are human and make mistakes too. You expect us to be perfect and without flaw when enforcing laws. Did it ever occur that we are just as human as the rest of you and that sometimes we screw up, make decisions that are not always good ones, and unfortunately we taint ourselves and those in Uniform. We are not PIGs and I am so tired of people in general judging us for little thing. Now, I may not wear the badge or uniform that they wear, but they are the ones I rely on to come to mine and my families rescue when I need them. I will defend them as they are my Blue Family. If the Officer is found at fault, I will still support him, but understand this, I will expect the department to hold him accountable for any wrong doing on his behalf.


Dey Sistas! Dey Sistas!

WTF does that have to do with anything?


I see the problem as a school administrator got involved. This shows you what they are teaching these kids about respect for law enforcement and for general rule of law that is where the problem is.