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.