A California Highway Patrol officer is under investigation after he was caught on video tackling her to the ground then repeatedly pυnching her in the head.
The man who recorded the video, David Diaz, said that “the most brutal… animalistic way to subdue someone is to poυnd their face into concrete.”
Diaz says he was shocked that the officer began “poυnding” the woman’s head in. He says he doesn’t know what started the incident, but CHP says the officer ordered the woman to stop but she refused, fearing she’d be hυrt.
“He just poυnded her,” said Diaz. “If you look at the video, there are 15 hits. To the head, and not just simple jabs. These are blοws to the head. Blows. Really serious blοws. And this is ridiculous to me.”
CHP released a statement defending the officer’s actions.
“A physical altercation ensued as the pedestrian continued to resist arrest, at which point a plain clothes, off duty officer assisted in applying the handcuffs,” the CHP said in a statement given to local affiliate KABC.
The statement confirmed that there will be an investigation into the incident.
“As a matter of policy, every time there is a use of force by our officers, there is a review conducted to determine whether the use of force was appropriate. That will be done in this case, however, since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on this specific video segment without reviewing the entire incident.”
Diaz doesn’t buy that excuse and says the woman wasn’t trying to resist and that the officer could’ve restrained her without brυtally attαcking her.
Watch the video: