Internet video may be a cop’s worse nightmare. Today the Chronicle reported that an internal investigation is underway in response to a video posted on YouTube video that shows a cop forcing a handcuffed woman’s face into the pavement.

The video has since been removed by the user but is still available thanks to a self proclaimed insurgent who really wants it to go viral.

Apparently, the officers stopped the woman because she fit the description of a suspect in a nearby assault they were responding to. Police claim that she was drunk and pushing a baby in a stroller. Not wanting to leave the baby, the woman resisted arrested. After the officer knocked her unconscious, an ambulance was called. At some point, the suspect reportedly bit a paramedic.

The six-year veteran Taraval Station officer had to surrendered his badge on Monday and will not be allowed to work in the field pending the outcome of the probe. According to SF Weekly, the SFPD knew of the incident already. “A report was made regarding the incident, so we were very well aware of it,” says the spokesman.

Do you think the cop used excessive force? Watch the video (warning: profanity, so put those headphones on) and see for yourself.

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  • pat94103

    The lady absolutely, unquestionably played a large part in her injury.
    Looks like the cop lost it for about 2 seconds when impulsively reacting to a hostile person. Apart from that things look to have gone as they should with a drunk screaming person.
    I’d say the woman should be charged with resisting arrest. The cop should be charged with assault and suspended, and more if his record shows a history of anything similar.

  • pat94103

    The lady absolutely, unquestionably played a large part in her injury.
    Looks like the cop lost it for about 2 seconds when impulsively reacting to a hostile person. Apart from that things look to have gone as they should with a drunk screaming person.
    I’d say the woman should be charged with resisting arrest. The cop should be charged with assault and suspended, and more if his record shows a history of anything similar.

  • Sarah Fidelibus

    This didn’t look like an assault to me. It looked like the cop was trying to get her to comply, but she hit the ground harder than he expected. She had *ample time* to get in the car and comply, but she refused. I’m less concerned that this woman was injured while clearly resisting arrest and more disturbed by the fact that she appears drunk in the middle of the day while pushing a baby in a carriage. If she actually is the mother of that baby, I weep for that child’s future. Good luck, kiddo.

  • Sarah Fidelibus

    This didn’t look like an assault to me. It looked like the cop was trying to get her to comply, but she hit the ground harder than he expected. She had *ample time* to get in the car and comply, but she refused. I’m less concerned that this woman was injured while clearly resisting arrest and more disturbed by the fact that she appears drunk in the middle of the day while pushing a baby in a carriage. If she actually is the mother of that baby, I weep for that child’s future. Good luck, kiddo.

  • Samantha Bell

    A drunk woman with a baby is a scary thing and the cops obviously did the right thing by detaining her but did he have to slam her head into the ground?

  • Samantha Bell

    A drunk woman with a baby is a scary thing and the cops obviously did the right thing by detaining her but did he have to slam her head into the ground?

  • DT

    Look carefully, it appears to me that she tried to bite the officer. Note that she did bite a paramedic while in the ambulance.

  • DT

    Look carefully, it appears to me that she tried to bite the officer. Note that she did bite a paramedic while in the ambulance.

  • williamf mcdonaghIII

    fuck the taraval police station youre a bunch of token minority and homosexual shit heads insurgent terrorists with badges zionist turncoats the whole lot of you what a disgrace

  • williamf mcdonaghIII

    fuck the taraval police station youre a bunch of token minority and homosexual shit heads insurgent terrorists with badges zionist turncoats the whole lot of you what a disgrace