A video surfaced over the weekend on social media of a Mississippi cop arresting a woman by yanking her out of the car by her hair while her kids were in the car crying.
The woman, Jaqueline Clay, said she was driving 10 to 15 mph when the cop tried to pull over, which is when she drove another five to ten yards to a stop sign.
But police called it a “car chase” because she did not come to an immediate spot at the precise location the cop turned on his lights.
The 36-second video starts off with a Philadelphia (Mississippi) police officer reaching inside of Jaqueline Clay, 32, car and unlocking the door.
A second officer grabs Clay to pull her out, then the first officer grabs Clay by her hair and pulls her out of the car They then throw her on the ground. The first officer then puts his knee in her back to handcuff her. During the whole video her kids can be heard in the background.
The arrest took place around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday after a disturbance call turned into what police claimed a “car chase,” according to Neshoba Democrat.
“The [video] was a result of a disturbance call that progressed to a car chase,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers.
“The officer was mad because I didn’t stop . and that ‘I made him look like a fool’ (in his words)…,” Clay posted on her Facebook page Monday morning, according to Neshoba Democrat.
In a Facebook interview with Clarion Ledger, Clay defended herself stating that she drove 12-15 mph for approximately 5-10 yards to the nearest stop sign.
“They said I fled from them but it was because he was hollering and getting mad at me in front of my kids. I was only going 10-15 mph on my street to the end of a stop sign and went down to the next stop sign which was on at least 5-10 yards maybe. I’m bad with the measurements.”
Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers, who is retiring at the end of the month, confirmed that the officer were wearing body cameras and that the footage will be reviewed.
Clay was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply.