VIDEO: Post of woman’s arrest sparks anger, but LAPD says she was involved in violent plot

BY TEAM DML / JULY 3, 2018 /

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A viral video of several Los Angeles police officers training their firearms on an unarmed woman drew fierce criticism online Monday, but police and prosecutors said Tuesday that the footage actually depicted the arrest of one of three people involved in a violent plot to hold an actor for ransom.

The video, taken early Monday near La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue, shows several police officers aiming their guns at a woman who has her hands in the air. As the woman walks backward toward the officers to surrender, the person filming the video can be heard questioning the large-scale police response.

“Five guns pointed at this woman, at this unarmed, black woman,” the person behind the camera says.

The article goes on to state the following:

The video, which had been viewed nearly 2 million times on Twitter as of Tuesday morning, depicted the arrest of a woman who was the subject of a felony kidnapping warrant, said Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that the woman was one of three people involved in a kidnapping and ransom plot that involved an actor being stripped naked and starved for more than a day.

The woman, identified as Amber Neal, 25, has been indicted along with Keith Andre Stewart and Johntae Jones in a plot to kidnap and extort an actor and actress in Compton earlier this year, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

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4 Comments

  1. ZS July 4th, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Typical sheeple! Before they even know the facts just jump to conclusions – post a video and be completely wrong about you see. Tired of this bs – thats sheeple!

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  2. Donna July 4th, 2018 at 7:28 am

    All they see is a unarmed black woman but they don’t know the whole story behind the arrest. We are too quick to judge.

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  3. Teresa July 4th, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. So true most of these people observing from the sidelines and making judgements, have no idea what’s really going on.

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  4. Lorrie July 4th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    She could have had a gun holster on around her chest or at her waist. I wear mine and you can’t trll I’m carrying a gun. In this day and time , with all the police being shot, they have to be very careful. She also has quite. Criminal back ground.

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