Body cam video catches Barstow cops slamming black pregnant woman to ground, letting white woman go free
Refuse to give information after having a complaint made against you by someone calling the police... and start resisting arrest... What did she expect to happen? It's like the guy selling cigarettes that couldn't breathe and was resisting... Making some frigging stupid point isn't worth the risk to your unborn baby's life.. Make the point with a formal complaint or lawsuit after it is all done.Oficials with the city of Barstow, California insisted this week that officers had acted properly when they used force to arrest a pregnant woman who refused to show them her identification, even though the charges were later dismissed.
In police body camera video obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), an officer is responding to an apparent traffic dispute between Charlena Michelle Cooks, who is 8 months pregnant and black, and an unidentified white woman.
Video of the incident at the bottom of the article.