San Jose officer seen in video kicking, dragging woman into parking lot at commissioned McDonald’s

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A California police officer seen on cell phone video kicking and dragging a woman during an arrest has been put on duty, according to reports.

The incident, recorded by a spectator, took place Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in San Jose.

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said on Friday that an internal review of the incident was already underway when the video surfaced on social media, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The agent, who has not been identified, has been placed on administrative leave.

“I understand the scrutiny we are going to receive when these kinds of videos go viral,” he said, according to the newspaper. “We are not going to escape from it. But what you see is a small snippet of a larger situation. ”

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Garcia said the vehicle escaped officers on July 18 and 22 when officers attempted to stop it. The first attempt to stop was for an expired recording.

The newspaper reported that the video, which lasts a minute, begins with the officer appearing to rush towards the woman and kick her to the side, sending her face down on the sidewalk. He then handcuffs her.

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The footage then shows the officer dragging the woman several feet by the wrists across the ground towards an unmarked police SUV and ends with the woman leaning, standing, against the vehicle with her hands behind her back, according to the newspaper.

The video was shot by Josh Gil, of San Jose, the newspaper reported.

Police identified the woman seen in the video as Guadalupe Esperanza Marin, 39, San Jose Spotlight reported. She was arrested for driving with a suspended license, possession of accessories and resisting arrest.

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She was with another woman and two children when her car was pulled over, according to the outlet, which also reported that Gil was a food delivery boy.

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