Cops put a hood over woman’s head and bind her ankles and wrists. Two more shine flashlights in cop watcher’s camera to obstruct recording.

A copwatcher shared this report with us back in November. Apologies for the delay, and we’re still working on getting the footage…

this happened around 2am this morning on Folsom between 20 and 21st in the street.  I am looking into how to file a complaint with the OCC.  it looks like going in is the way to go.

woman was screaming outside for too long.  jumped out of bed to make sure they were ok.  didn’t even put on shoes.  stepped outside and just went in my pjs down the block toward the screams.  saw squad cars.  darted down the street directly to them.  two men walking by mocking the woman’s screams.  not even showing concern (what is wrong with people?)  scared faces of my neighbors in doorways.  saw the small bodied person with a bag on her head being held down to the hood of a cop car by 3 police officers.  screaming.  another officer to each side.  5 cops.  ran back home, threw on sweatshirt and slippers.  grabbed phone because camera.  ran back.  started filming.  I crossed the street.  by now the three cops had her pinned to the ground, with two others there.  the woman on the ground was screaming.  hands cuffed behind her back, face to the pavement.  bag over her head.  said her calves were burning, asking them to get their hands off her head.  she was screaming.  I got closer, stayed on the sidewalk. they are in the street.  cops asked me what I was doing.  I told them I lived there and heard screaming and feared for this person’s safety.  so I’m filming.  they shined flashlights into my face and camera the whole time.  this is a tactic to keep us from filming them.  it’s also blinding and scary.  but not as scary for the person being pinned down.  I was able to audio tape the whole thing.  the image is mostly the flashlights.  I also got the numbers of all three squad cars and the one van.  the flashlight beams so bright…  headache.  the woman was taken into a police van that pulled up while I was filming.  that’s when I saw that her ankles were also tightly bound.  I’m so glad she wasn’t hurt or killed.  I got some information on the footage that this woman might find helpful.  I came home.

I don’t know what I’m doing.

I do know this.

when I hear someone screaming, I’m going to see what’s up.  and not a nosey neighbor way.  in an I care about humans way.  and no I’m not going to call the police.  I’m going to film them.

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