Thousands have watched the Youtube video in just a couple of days and the social media world is talking.
At first glance, you may question the tactics used to subdue Pacia Carpenter.
“I didn’t do anything for him to treat me the way he did,” said Carpenter.
But court documents and an interview with
“From what I saw in the video it doesn’t appear that the officer did anything inappropriately,” said
Back on April 29th Fort Wayne Police got a call of a domestic disturbance on
“We got into the area and we initially didn’t see anything and then there happened to be an automobile crash,” said
The car belonged to carpenter's boyfriend, who was arrested at the scene.
As police ivestigated, things got heated between Pacia and the driver of the other car involved in the accident.
“In the video ou see me throw my arm up and down and she said something I didn’t like,” said Carpenter.
Court documents say Carpenter took a step towards the other woman and that's when police grabbed her arm. The documents go on to say that Carpenter tried spinning away from police and that’s when she was put in handcuffs.
According to the documents, Carpenter allegedly grabbed the officers forearm, digging her nails into his skin.
Carpenter says she was never given a chance to talk to speak with police.
Once in cuffs, Carpenter was taken to a squad car. Police say they were forced to use their legs to get her in the car because she was resisting.
Once inside the car, there’s a clear edit in the video posted to youtube.com on Aug. 25.
“What you don't see in the video is that while she’s in the squad car she was attempting to kick the rear window out,” said
“Yeah I did, I was in the back of the cop car hitting the window. I wanted them to talk to me and tell me why I had handcuffs on,” said Carpenter.
As you can see in the video, police removed her from the car, before she hurt herself or damaged the cruiser. Her head was held to prevent her from biting and her legs were tied.
This is where the amount of force comes into question.
“In the video, I'm not resisting. I'm walking towards the car they have me in hand-cuffs. I'm not flailing or trying to get away,” said Carpenter.
“Reading the reports of the officers and viewing this particular video, I see nothing that would lead me to believe that the officers did anything inappropriate,” said
Carpenter pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, but her disorderly conduct charge was dropped.
She served 20 days in jail for contempt of court. Carpenter tells WFFT that she doesn’t know if she will take action against the police department or not.
The Fort Wayne Police Department will not conduct an investigation, since Chief York says no excessive force used.