Cop Alleged to Hit Woman in Face with Handcuffs

Posted by ubivikus on Jan. 21, 2014

A wild arrest was captured by security cameras, and allegedly shows a police officer striking a woman with handcuffs. The woman and her family say the officer was way out of line and the police say he was doing his job. This all happened in the parking lot of a party store on 7 Mile Road -- where security cameras watch everything. It all began Sunday afternoon with the officer ticketing the woman for no seatbelt, no registration, no license and expired plates. But as the stop appeared to be wrapping up, words were exchanged -- and everything went sideways. When the officer tried to place the woman under arrest, she wouldn't cooperate and he took her down. It's what happens next that the woman, her family and witnesses say is way out of line. when the officer pulled out his handcuffs and, in the struggle, appears to hit her. The store owner of the CCTV footage then stepped in, telling the officer to stop hitting the woman. He says he punched her twice on the face. I told the officer stop hitting her twice and that's when he stopped. The woman ended up in the back of the patrol car moments later where her aunt captured her on cell phone video of her saying he's over there laughing and he's just hit me over and over. This is not how he would want his own mother treated. According to Detroit Police, the woman threatened the officer after learning her car would be impounded, and that threat triggered the arrest. As for the use of force, Detroit Police have reviewed this video and say the arrest was by the book, given that she fought back. They say it follows training protocol for use of force given her level of resistance.

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