Video shows police officer throw woman to the ground and punch her in the face

A video showing a California police officer was captured on video punching a woman during an arrest, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The video, which was posted to TikTok, has been viewed over 700,000 times and shows a Vallejo Police officer opening a car door, grabbing a female driver inside by the arms, slamming her into the side of a truck and pulling her to the ground before punching her in the face.

From the Los Angeles Times:

“You punched me in my face,” the woman can be heard screaming multiple times.

The arrest occurred Friday, after a loss prevention officer waved down a Vallejo patrol car at a parking lot in the 1100 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane, according to a police department news release. The loss prevention officer gave a description of a blue Nissan Altima, whose driver and passenger had apparently stolen more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a business.

The incident comes amid increased coverage of retail “smash-and-grab” robberies throughout the state. Recently, a group of thieves burglarized an Yves Saint Laurent store in Glendale.

According to the police department, the officer tried to stop the Nissan but the driver refused to stop, leading to a chase in which the driver ran a red light and crashed into two cars. The first was an SUV with a mother and her two 4-year-old sons; the second was a cement truck. The children were uninjured but the truck’s occupants suffered moderate injuries, according to police.

Watch the video below:


Just witnessed this crash right in front of me then this

♬ original sound – Romyr Hamilton

Read the full report over at The Los Angeles Times.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.