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Video of officer apparently shoving woman reviewed

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TUCSON, Ariz. -

Warning: Explicit language in video.

Hundreds of students clashed with Tucson police during a riot in Tucson after the UofA lost in the NCAA tournament.

15 students were arrested in the riot, 9 of them were students. The University of Arizona said that those students will be punished.

Tucson Police are reviewing a video that shows one of it's officers shoving a woman into a bench.

The video showing a woman getting hit is getting a lot of traction on YouTube.

The video doesn't appear to show her doing anything wrong, questions remain on what the police officer was doing when he slammed her into a metal bench.

It is a pretty violent blow.

The woman was walking on the sidewalk near a group of loud students in the street with police lined up behind her. As she approached the line of officers, an officer lunged out, using his baton as a battering ram as he hit her, sending her sprawling over a metal bench.

Fellow U of A student Phoebe Landolt took the video with her cell phone.

"And you know everybody who saw it started screaming at him, she didn't do anything, what was that for? And a lot of us were just making sure she was ok because it was a pretty rough hit," said Landolt.

The girls friends helped her up, she looked dazed.

"She didn't appear to be injured, she walked away from the scene. Her friends were clearly upset they were just trying to get back to their car to leave," said Landolt.

It looks like the officer was working to protect the flanks of fellow officers who were dealing with the rowdier group of people in the street.

On Monday, Tucson Police internal affairs confirmed they are investigating if this officer went too far.

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