Investigation Launched After Officer Drags Woman by Her Hair During Florida Arrest

StoryfulNewsPublished: March 27, 2018
Published: March 27, 2018

Police in West Palm Beach, Florida, launched a use of force investigation after a video was posted to social media showing an officer grabbing a woman by her hair during an arrest at a restaurant in the city, according to local reports. This footage, shared on Facebook by Jeano Junior, shows a police officer pulling the woman to the ground by her hair outside the Banko Cantina restaurant and bar. The officer is then seen holding the woman by her hair as he pulls her away, before people intervene. Police subsequently released body cam footage of the incident. In a statement, the police said the officers were called “to remove a large group of people who were involved in a fight, refusing to leave, and threatening the business’ employees.” Police said three people were arrested after they assaulted police officers. Credit: Jeano Junior via Storyful

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