Chicago Police Department is now under scrutiny after three videos surfaced on Facebook this week of a woman having a seizure immediately after a cop throws her to the ground.
The videos were uploaded by Shantavia Russell on Sunday of an incident that happened outside of the Big City Tap bar around 9:33 p.m. that evening.
Twenty-six seconds into the first video, you can see a woman in all white attempting to punch a security guard.
Three seconds later, you can an officer enter the scene by grabbing her and throwing her on the ground.
“Wait, why you slam her like that,” the person recording yells, “damn, why would they do that?”
“She’s having a seizure, she’s having a seizure,” the videographer yells.
In the second video, a different officer can be heard yelling to onlookers to step away and not move her.
The third clip shows an officer holding the lady in all white as she shakes while waiting for an ambulance.
The videographer can be heard asking where the initial officer was at but none of the officers respond.
There were two arrests during this incident according to CWB Chicagos timeline of events.
“CPD takes all force complaints seriously,” department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi told CWB Chicagos
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is currently investigating the use of force in this case.
Police were able to confirm that she as not in custody but could not confirm if the woman in this photo is the same as the one that needed medical help.