Woman holds sign to apologize for crime

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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.


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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