Michelle Jordan's (pictured) Aug. 21 takedown was caught on surveillance video from a Del Taco restaurant, not too far from a where she was stopped. The video shows her stepping out of her vehicle after she parks - a move that, traditionally, is not advised. It is commonly understood that a person who is pulled over should stay seated in their car with the ignition turned off and their hands placed firmly on the wheel to show they are not an immediate threat.
"She made some unwise moves," said her attorney Sy Nazif. "But certainly nothing that warranted a physical assault from the LAPD."
In the video, Jordan is shown being handcuffed. According to Jordan's account, she had an argumentative exchange with the officers. Moments later she is shown being slammed, head first, onto the pavement. A few minutes later, she was slammed to the pavement again.
A witness, Raymond Branch, feels the officers had a right to arrest her for what he feels was resisting, "but the second part was overboard."
Jordan was charged cuffed "on suspicion of interfering/resisting arrest and released on her own recognizance."