A Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer has been suspended following a videotape that showed him beating a handcuffed registered nurse. According to police Chief Charlie Beck, he had serious concerns about the use of force against 34-year-old Michelle Jordan, who was arrested in Tujunga area after being stopped for talking on her cell phone while driving.
Witnesses including Jordan’s husband said that Jordan after getting out of the car cursed the two police officers who stopped her. The surveillance video obtained shows Michelle being taken to the ground. After she is handcuffed and walked to the police, the 5-foot 4-woman is tacked again by a second officer who lands on top of her.
"She made some unwise moves," her attorney, Sy Nazif, told the station. "But certainly nothing that warranted a physical assault from the LAPD."
Photos released to the media show scrapes on Michelle’s face, shoulders and chest. The Officers involved have been removed from duty until the investigation gets completed. The LAPD officers accused include a 22-year-old veteran and a probationary officer with 10 months on the force.
LAPD needs to take some serious action against its officers I order to avoid such horrific incidents from taking place in future.