This is the shocking moment when an Arizona policeman hit an unarmed woman in the face before dragging her several meters down the street.
The officer is seen beating Renee Armenta not to hold her in the car door and then throwing the 38-year-old woman on the asphalt. He then takes out his gun and points to a passenger after getting out of the car during the altercation.
The Goodyear Police Department is investigating the policeman about the incident, which occurred during a traffic stop on Thursday just before noon. The video was filmed by a passer-by and posted on Twitter.
The agent is seen trying to get Renee Armenta, 38, out of the car while grabbing the door (left). Then hit Armenta before releasing it (right)
While the confrontation continues, a witness shouts at the police officer: "Friend, what the fuck? She's a woman."
The police are now reviewing images of the incident camera and conducting interviews to understand what happened, informed AZCentral.com.
Armenta is in jail facing charges that include resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.
The passenger, 27, John Charlie Moreno Aguilar of Phoenix, is accused of possessing drug paraphernalia.
The officer pulls the 38-year-old girl down the asphalt until she is several meters away from the vehicle
He pulls out his gun and points it to a male passenger who gets out of the car during the altercation
Armenta's daughter, identified only as Cassandra, said she found the recording "heartbreaking" to see.
"I did not know what I was going to do to him, I was afraid for his life," he told AZFamily.com.
Armenta is in jail facing charges that include resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana
"It was really outrageous, I should not have gone that far, it was ridiculous."
The Goodyear Police Department said: "The driver who had a suspended driver's license was notified that he was under arrest, at which point she began to retire.
When a conflict with a suspect occurs during an arrest, this presents a challenging and often dangerous situation for the arresting officer.
"The highest priority of the Goodyear Police Department is the safety of the public and our officials.
"When a situation like this happens, it can seem frightening to passers-by who do not understand the full context of the situation.
"For the sake of transparency and maintaining the trust of our public, the Goodyear Police Department is currently investigating the specifics of this particular case."