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Woman holds sign to apologize for crime

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A woman stood outside a Florida police station holding a sign explaining her battery of a police officer as part of her punishment.

Alexandra Espinosa-Amaya, 24, stood for four hours Tuesday outside the Orlando Police Department apologizing for her actions as part of her no-contest plea to misdemeanor charges of simple battery and resisting an officer without violence, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.

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The sentence also includes two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, anger management classes and a written apology letter to Sgt. Andrew Brennan.

Espinosa-Amaya was arrested for shoving Brennan in the face with her palm when he attempted to help a club bouncer who was removing her and her sister, Natalia Espinosa-Amaya, 22, from an establishment in November 2008.

Natalia Espinosa-Amaya, who kicked Brennan during the incident, pleaded no contest to battery on a law enforcement officer without violence and battery. She was sentenced to one year of probation, 50 hours of community service and an anger-management class.

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