Tuscaloosa PD release bodycam video of woman’s arrest circulating on social media

Body cam footage of Tuscaloosa PD arrest

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -Tuscaloosa police have released video from an officer’s bodycam following the arrest of a 22-year-old woman.

The video might be disturbing to some. It contains foul language and disturbing images.

The incident happened on McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa Friday. Jhasmynn Sheppard was pulled over for leaving the scene of an accident that happened earlier that day.

Police Chief Steve Anderson said an officer waited about 20 seconds for Sheppard to respond and get her license and insurance before telling her to step out of the car. Another officer arrived after that.

“Even after the event is over and Mrs. Sheppard was on the ground, I had a serious problem with the comments they were making and the threats they were making because we don’t teach our officers that, we don’t teach our officers to do those things. For me it caused a lot of anger and frustration. I was disappointed with the officers. I was disgusted with what I saw,” Anderson said.

She faces felony charges of resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, and disarming law enforcement; however Anderson said those charges could be dropped.

Anderson says the officers will go before a disciplinary board. Right now the officers are on desk duty.

Tuscaloosa police release bodycam of viral arrest

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