An intoxicated woman who had been holding up traffic at a Long Beach intersection with her erratic behavior was arrested following a confrontation with an officer on Monday
A video captured by a motorist at the intersection shows the woman shouting expletives at and angrily threatening the officer as passing cars attempt to dodge the situation.
The officer is seen striking her knee with his nightstick in an attempt to subdue her. But she persisted, and the officer is seen hitting her and pushing her to the pavement more forcefully.
She continued struggling against the officer once face-down on the ground, and an unidentified Good Samaritan ran over to help him detain her just as more police cars were pulling up.