This week, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department dragged an 18-year-old woman off a Red Line Metrorail train after she reportedly refused to remove her feet from a seat.
A video of the altercation uploaded on YouTube shows a police officer requesting that West Hollywood resident Bethany Nava move her feet off the seat of a Metrorail train.
While the officer was waiting for backup to arrive at the scene, 22-year-old Los Angeles resident Selina Lechuga — who had been on the train with Nava and witnessed the confrontation — tauntingly accused the officer of arresting Nava to meet his monthly arrest quota, calling his actions racist and declaring that she will "stand up for her people." She is shown repeatedly telling the officer to "f**k off," as the officer warns her to back off and not interfere in his investigation.
When backup arrived, both women were handcuffed and arrested.
No details have yet been released on whether the behavior of the police officers involved in the incident would be reviewed by the police department.