YouTube Captures Questionable Use of SFPD Force

A newly posted video on YouTube shows the arrest of an assault suspect that ends with the suspect doing a face plant on the pavement courtesy of a Taraval officer.

The Chronicle reports an internal investigation is underway into the incident which happened this past Sunday.

A person in an apartment above the arrest scene shot three minutes and 39 seconds worth of video that shows a belligerent woman shouting obscenities at the officer prior to her arrest.  She is with a crying baby in a stroller.  The suspect keeps shouting that they are leaving her baby in the street as she resists the officers attempt to get her in the squad car.

At about 1:15 in the video you can see the woman try to get away from the officer and then he appears to push her into the street. You can hear what appears to be her head hit the asphalt.   The video doesn't show it, but an ambulance was called and the woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

Police reportedly stopped the woman because she fit the description of a person of interest in a nearby assault case.

The Chronicle says the officer in the video was ordered to surrender his badge and weapon until the conclusion of the investigation.

Here's the clip.  (Warning graphic language)

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