WASHINGTON - D.C. police are investigating after a video posted on Twitter shows a uniformed officer lifting a woman off of the ground and pinning her to the side of a police SUV.
In the video, the officer can be heard questioning the woman before lowering her back down to the ground.
FOX 5’s Bob Barnard spoke with the woman in the video who said she had done nothing wrong prior to being lifted by the officer. She told Barnard that she was involved in a verbal argument with a man, who she claimed was harassing another woman on the street. She believes that the responding officers perceived her as a threat which led to her being pinned against the vehicle.
"It was harassment and I asked for the police officer's badge - they wouldn't give me no names, no numbers or nothing - so I left - I never knew this was being recorded."
The woman was not arrested or charged. She gave FOX 5 her name but asked that she not identified.
The 45-second video posted at 3:48 p.m. on Monday has been re-tweeted over 5,000 times. According to the Twitter user who posted the video, the incident happened on 7th and T Streets across from the Howard Theatre in Northwest D.C.
A D.C. police spokesperson said in a statement, "We've been made aware of this video and have contacted their commanding officer as we investigate this matter."