Hispanic Woman Accuses Police of Bias and Beating
Driver Resisted Arrest at Traffic Stop, Police Say
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"I want them to stop treating us like animals. We're people," said Dominguez, speaking in Spanish to television crews yesterday・・・・・
Dominguez said that when she refused to sign the citation, the officer ordered her out of the car. He repeated the command, then sprayed a chemical agent in her face, she said.
"He pulled me out of the car, threw me against the hood and threw me on the ground," said Dominguez, adding that she was not resisting arrest but trying to wipe the stinging chemical off her face.
Dominguez said the officer struck her, grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face into the concrete, lodging bits of gravel and sand under her skin while handcuffing her. She said she was in handcuffs when she woke up several hours later at Prince William Hospital.・・・・