Police officer slams defenseless woman to the ground

The woman who was slammed into the ground by police 
By: John Roberts 

(Scroll down for video) A defenseless woman was slammed several times into the ground for no reason by police, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department in California, should be punished after slamming the defenseless woman on the floor during a routine traffic stop, the woman's lawyer said.

"If a civilian were to assault a woman in this way, they would go to jail for a long time," Sy Nazif wrote in a statement. "These officials should be held to the same level. They should be held accountable," Nazif also said.

Los Angeles Police Department internal affairs detectives are investigating the August 21 incident, which was captured on video surveillance.

34-year-old Michelle Jordan of Sunland, was arrested in a Del Taco restaurant on Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga, because she was holding a cell phone while driving, the officials, who asked not to be identified because the internal investigation was in its preliminary stages, said.

As the 5-foot-4 Jordan exited her vehicle, she allegedly did not follow official orders to return to the car, and was crashed into the ground by the male officer. She was then placed in handcuffs, according to officials.

While handcuffed, she was taken to the officers' patrol car. Moments later, she was again slammed into the sidewalk by one of the officers, who was much bigger than Jordan, officials said.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said on Tuesday that police have "serious concerns" about the use of force.

"We will investigate this thoroughly and keep our officials accountable for their actions," said Beck.

Police in Los Angeles revealed the incident on Tuesday night in a statement, saying that the officers had been assigned to desk jobs while internal affairs detectives investigated the altercation.