Rochester, NY -- The president of the Rochester Police Locust Club, Mike Mazzeo, says a YouTube video of an officer striking a woman in the head as she resists being handcuffed Tuesday shows what he has seen throughout his career: He says it can be difficult to handcuff a resisting person.
Mazzeo says he expects more information will be coming out about what led to the arrest, and he says he believes the woman had some sort of chemical spray in her hand.
Mazzeo says the woman had a responsibility to comply with the officer and not struggle, and the arrest could have been over in seconds.
See the video here. Be advised, it contains very graphic language and violent images.