A Los Angele area police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after cellphone video emerged online that showed him punching a handcuffed Hispanic woman twice in the face before two other officers intervened.
According to Westminster Police, a caller reported at about 4 p.m. Wednesday that a Hispanic woman had assaulted an Asian woman. Neighbors said the Asian woman and Ciomara Garcia exchanged words over Garcia’s unleashed dog, then Garcia put a hand on the woman’s arm.
“She basically put her hand on her arm but didn’t hit her, and that’s when the Asian woman left and, like 20 minutes later, came back with cops and like seven or eight cops showed up,” a witness told CBA L.A.
Police said when officers got to the scene, they found Garcia, 34, of Westminster, and identified her as a suspect in the reported assault.
watch the video of the arrest below via CBA L.A.