By Savannah Smith  |  09-08-2018   News
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There’s a viral video making the rounds in social media showing a police officer in Arizona punching and dragging a woman out of a car and then aiming his weapon at a second individual who was out of frame from the camera.

The video appeared to have been recorded from a passing vehicle and showed the officer dragging the woman across the pavement.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Goodyear?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Goodyear</a> police tell us this altercation between one of their officers and a woman, occurred because the driver was driving with a suspended license, and resisted when officer tried to arrest her. More on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fox10Phoenix?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Fox10Phoenix</a> at 9 <a href="https://t.co/bYusErj15b">pic.twitter.com/bYusErj15b</a></p>&mdash; Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaFOX10) <a href="https://twitter.com/StefaniaFOX10/status/1037894435743256576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Said police officer is now being investigated. The Goodyear Police Department was forced to respond to the footage after it widely viewed online garnering many reactions across social media on Thursday. The clip has since been shared thousands of times on Twitter alone.

The Goodyear Police Department said the woman had been caught using a suspended driving license but that she resisted arrest.

Officials were also quick to clarify that the video being circulated “lacked context” and that “the situation may have appeared worse than it was in reality.”

It also remains unclear if the pulled weapon was lethal or non-lethal.

The authorities have refused to release the names of the suspect and the arresting officer for now while the internal probe’s ongoing.

The police department also said in a statement: “When a conflict with a suspect occurs during an arrest, this presents a challenging and often dangerous situation for the arresting officer. The top priority of the Goodyear Police Department is the safety of the public as well as our officers. When a situation such as this occurs, it can appear frightening to passersby who don’t understand the full context of the situation.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">STATEMENT: Full text from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Goodyear?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Goodyear</a> police after passerby takes video of officer striking and dragging woman during a traffic stop <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fox10Phoenix?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Fox10Phoenix</a> <a href="https://t.co/1E0UiZjyME">pic.twitter.com/1E0UiZjyME</a></p>&mdash; Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaFOX10) <a href="https://twitter.com/StefaniaFOX10/status/1037920823237963776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The department vows to complete its investigation into the matter to give the public a clearer view of the incident, and what their succeeding actions will be in relation both to the woman and the arresting officer.

Social media users appear to be divided on the issue- some are showing sympathy to the woman, while others understand the police officer’s actions given that the suspect committed a violation then resisted arrest. There’s also those who say both the woman and the officer were wrong.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">aren’t police supposed to de-escalate… he seems wired sigh</p>&mdash; @theLadyArcher77♐️ (@TheLadyArcher77) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheLadyArcher77/status/1038052861626609664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">She need a good lawyer. Police don&#39;t get a free punch. This officer needs to be retrained and/or dismissed from the force. Beating on a woman is never a good first option.</p>&mdash; Nobody (@mansturde) <a href="https://twitter.com/mansturde/status/1037932785162313728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;m OK with I saw</p>&mdash; justpassingthru (@arrowazx) <a href="https://twitter.com/arrowazx/status/1037904485987672069?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DO NOT RESIST!</p>&mdash; Jovita Acosta (@Veeters) <a href="https://twitter.com/Veeters/status/1037942931900878848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don&#39;t feel sorry for her. She was resisting, but is this really the officers best way to resolve conflict? Here I&#39;ll just pop her one and then drag her across extremely hot pavement. Nope not worried about this officers training at all.</p>&mdash; orezonajeff (@OregonJeff) <a href="https://twitter.com/OregonJeff/status/1037955368259805184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.newsweek.com/video-shows-phoenix-officer-brutally-pulling-woman-car-during-traffic-stop-1110240

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tab No. 36450 1536412448

stupid fat bitch refused to get out of the car. at that point she was a flight risk.

Anonymous No. 36464 1536426978

WHITE PRIVILEGE

Anonymous No. 36466 1536428021

Save the white Priv BS until the WHOLE Story & Video is released.

As we all know TOO MANY of these videos are trimmed and edited for Potential Riot incitement, political votes around election time, to promote negative police emotions and Donations.

UPDATE Example :

"FOX 10 NEWS …the officer says Armenta confirmed her identity, and was asked to step out of the car. According to court documents, Armenta did not comply, and when she was finally out of the car, she continued to pull back from the officer. The officer noted she "put her right arm behind her back", and that is when he felt an imminent threat and reacted, pulling her, striking her in the face, and then dragging her from the car. "

Given the HIGH Number of Blacks Shooting Police in the USA thanks to Obama and the Liberal Democrats 2008-2016 for votes. Reaching for things while fighting with a Police officer and failing to obey a Lawful order would be justified grounds for me as a juror, to clock her or anyone doing so..

anonymous No. 36451 1536552922
why doesn't he just continue to let her break the law, and drive away in a safe 100 mile and hour high speed chase on the highway you reading this will drive tomorrow, until he has 10 cop cars backing him up? Its not rocket science. #44
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