Sioux City Police Contradict Mistreatment Accusations

A video showing the forceful a of Dacosta Daniels sparked some outrage on the internet, as the 34-year old Sioux City resident says she was allegedly mistreated during the arrest that took place on August 8th. At first police officials declined to comment, but it looks like an official investigation has been concluded and a video has now been posted on Youtube in which the actions of the two police officers are explained.
Daniels was asked not to answer her phone by an out of uniform officer, so as to not tip of her Christopher Robinson, who was driving the car despite being "known to have a barred license," according to the Sioux City Journal.

After watching the video o second time we have to agree that the woman was not treated as hostile until she answered the phone - the police officer has his arms crossed and is simply talking to her.

And while talking on the phone might not seem like a big deal, driving with a suspended license is a serious allegation, so total compliance should have been a given. What’s more, the woman is resisting arrest and is even tugging at his shirt.

“The altercation was escalating; the officer got slapped. She tried to resist throughout the whole incident,” said Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young.

We can’ say that we have any say in the matter, and the final word will surely belong to a judge. After all, that’s what the dashboard cam is there for anyway.

The video is still shocking, and it looks like the woman is saying that she’s pregnant. However, arresting her was no easy task, not even for two police officers.

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