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Arizona police release video of cop punching Hispanic woman in the face then dragging her during traffic stop

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Police officials in Goodyear, Arizona have released bodycam video of a police officer who punched a Hispanic woman in the face during a traffic stop before dragging her prone body on the asphalt as he arrested her for protesting the arrest.

According to AzCentral, the incident occurred on Sept. 6 when an officer identified only as “M. Ross” pulled over Renee Armenta, who was accused of driving with a suspended license.

In the video, the woman is told to step out of the car because she was under arrest and when she protests and backs back into her seat the officer immediately grabs her arms and the strikes her in the face (which can’t be seen clearly) causing her sprawl in the street.

Officer Ross then grabs her by hands and wrists and drags her on the asphalt before forcing her into his police cruiser.

When Armenta’s male passenger exits the vehicle to protest, the officer pulls his service weapon and aims it at the companion while shouting for him to drop to the ground, which he does.

When police back-up arrived, Ross can be heard admitting that he punched her; telling his fellow officers that she put her hands behind her back as he reached for her which alarmed him.

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Armenta was later taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the report, Goodyear police officials initially stated that said they would look into the incident only to turn over the investigation to the Surprise Police Department.

You can watch the video below via AzCentral:

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