December 3, 2023

A suspect reportedly crashed right into a cement truck and a automotive carrying two babies whereas fleeing Vallejo authorities Friday — earlier than gaining widespread media consideration when her arresting officer punched her within the head.

Police say 19-year-old Maiya Inexperienced was resisting arrest and attempting to flee when the officer struck her. Legal professional Normal Rob Bonta known as a video of the incident “disturbing” and “regarding” in an unrelated press convention Monday.

Inexperienced, in accordance with a press launch from the town of San Luis Obispo, had been arrested simply days earlier than the incident for reportedly stealing $44,000 in merchandise from a Sunglass Hut in that metropolis Oct 4.

Employees at a enterprise on the 1100 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane flagged down a Vallejo officer Friday, claiming two folks had simply stolen over $1,000 price of merchandise, the Vallejo Police Division mentioned in a social media publish. An worker mentioned the suspects have been in a blue Nissan Altima that was leaving the enterprise’s parking zone at that second.

The officer tried to tug the automotive over however Inexperienced reportedly refused to cease – as a substitute operating a pink mild and crashing into two different automobiles in a “quick pursuit,” police mentioned.

A Vallejo police officer punches 19-year-old Maiya Inexperienced whereas arresting her for alleged retail theft Friday. (Courtesy of Romyr Hamilton) 

A lady in an SUV “sustained average accidents” after the suspects reportedly crashed into her, however her two 4-year-old sons have been unhurt. The cement-truck driver was not injured.

When the fleeing automobile got here to a cease, a passenger allegedly fled on foot earlier than the responding officer might cease them. The officer then opened the driving force’s aspect door.

A TikTok video of the incident – which had obtained 787,000 views as of Tuesday and gained consideration from quite a few regional and nationwide retailers – exhibits the officer attain into the automotive and pull Inexperienced out by the hand.

The girl pulls away from the officer, and he slams her in opposition to the cement truck that she has apparently simply crashed into. She will get away from the cement truck and runs just a few steps, however the officer stops her and throws her onto the bottom.

The officer then punches her.

Inexperienced may be heard shouting because the officer handcuffs her and hauls her to her ft.