A Los Angeles police sergeant is under investigation after he freaked the f*ck out and arrested a teenage girl for putting her feet on the seat of a train.
The officer, who has not been named, approached the girl about having her feet up on a seat. Things quickly went downhill from there. When she didn’t take her feet down after he told her to, (because teenagers always do what you ask and never have bad attitudes), the sergeant lost it and went on a power trip.
The sergeant ordered the girl to get off of the train and then grabbed her by the arm, yanking her from her seat. He drags her away as she desperately clings to the railing. The girl and bystanders are clearly in shock that the officer would attack a teenager over such a trivial matter. He proceeds to twist her arm behind her back and continues to escalate the situation.
“Come on, you think you can do this?” a woman in the crowd that had gathered shouted at the sergeant.
“Yeah, I can,” he replied.
Onlookers confronted the cop about his blatant “abuse of power,” but naturally, he didn’t care about anything except proving what a bad ass he is by physically assaulting an 18-year-old girl.
“This is not [expletive] fair that you took me off the train because I had my foot there because I was comfortable like that,” she said. “There is no law that tells me that I cannot sit that way because I paid to be in there.”
“It’s the rules of the train,” he told her.
The sergeant was apparently referring to a crackdown on code-of-conduct violations, including eating, drinking, vaping, gambling, littering and placing feet or shoes on seats.
Another woman then stepped in and told the power-tripping cop he was “high on power right now because people are watching you.”
At this point, the sergeant decided to call for back up and another half a dozen officers arrived on the scene. The second woman who got involved in the altercation eventually spat at police and both women were arrested.
You can watch the video of our tax dollars hard at work here: