A violent arrest by L.A. County deputies was caught on video. Now the man is seeking justice for his treatment at the hands of law enforcement.
LAWRENCE, Kansas – A Kansas man was arrested violently after police say he attacked a deputy.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department says it’s not clear if the deputy will face any charges.
KMTV reports that in the viral video, a woman is being restrained by several officers. One officer is seen in a chokehold on her. Another tries to get her to the ground. One deputy jumps on the woman while another appears to strike her.
The woman is heard saying multiple times: “let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go.” Officers are heard on body camera footage calling her “all mouth.”
The woman asked to use the bathroom but was refused, and she then told the officers to leave.
A man tells the officers on body camera footage that they’re violating their own policy. “You’re assaulting a citizen,” he said. “You can’t do that.”
Another man, a deputy, tells the woman in the video: “we’re not taking you anywhere.”
The woman’s attorney says she was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.
At a press conference Tuesday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he’s investigating the incident.
In a statement, county officials called the incident “deeply troubling.”
Here’s more from KCTV:
A woman was arrested early Thursday morning in Lawrence, Kansas for allegedly assaulting a deputy with a metal object, according to a news release from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were called to the 200 block of West Washington Boulevard at 4:50 a.m. to investigate a possible assault with a weapon.
According to the news release, the victim told deputies that she was awoken by a loud noise and someone was trying to enter