Video of a young woman's arrest in Arcata, California is gaining widespread attention online after it was posted on Facebook this weekend.
Actions from both the woman and from the police officers are sparking outrage online. The events in question surround a traffic stop made by Humboldt State University Police.
The woman, 20-year-old Samantha Alonso Luna, was arrested for giving a false identification, public intoxication and then resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Police said the incident started as a traffic stop when they saw another passenger hanging out of the car's sunroof. Then Alonso Luna, who was also in the vehicle, was asked to provide her information.
That's when video shows the beginning of the verbal argument between Alonso Luna and police officers. The argument appears to begin over Alonso Luna's last name.
The officer then asks Alonso Luna to get out of the car. When she refuses, the officer then opens the car door and appears to drag Alonso Luna out.
The scuffle turns pretty violent, with Alonso Luna immediately grabbing the female officer's long blonde hair and not letting go. Alonso Luna is then pushed against the side of the vehicle and onto the ground.
Eventually, Alonso Luna's friends who are still in the vehicle are heard shouting, "Sam, stop resisting!"
The assisting officers repeatedly demand Alonso Luna to let go of the female officer's hair, to which she refuses. The female officer is finally heard saying, "Cut my hair, I don't care." One of the other officers cuts her hair off to release Alonso Luna's grip on it.
The arresting officer in the video, Janelle Jackson, was working with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to enforce underage drinking laws.
Humboldt State University Police Chief Donn Peterson told KAEF-TV when the officers conducted the traffic stop, it appeared several occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated and underage.
"Beyond that, we're still investigating this, and I really don't want to say too much more," Peterson said.
Peterson also said there is more video footage that has not been shared on social media that could shed light on the truth of the situation.
"The video that's posted on social media, the one that I saw, started quite a long ways after the incident began, so it's not inclusive of everything," Peterson said.