When Jermaine Green and his fiancee Violet Roberts got on a Metro bus in Bellflower Monday night, they took notice of another passenger.

"The lady got on the bus with a stroller full of pillows, she was very polite, said hello to everyone and sat down," Green said.

At the next stop, two LA County sheriff's deputies, one male and one female, boarded the bus and called the passenger by name.

"They said get off the bus. She then started cursing at (the female deputy). You could tell she had special needs. After that they grab her, she curses him out, calls him a big shot, next thing you know he gives her a big shot," Green said.

Green captured the incident with his cell phone's video camera.

"It was like they were tired of dealing with her so they didn't try to talk to her or anything," Roberts said.

"I couldn't believe it. He seen me taping. He looked up at the camera a few times, and he still hit her like that, and I can't believe he didn't try to diffuse the situation at all," Green said.

Green recently returned home from serving six years in the Army, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"In the Army, they gave us extensive training for rules of engagement. There's proper protocols and steps you take. This lady didn't do anything, she wasn't combative and he actually turned combative on her," Green said.

Green claims the deputies then tried to intimidate him when he refused to hand over his cell phone.

"He comes to me and says you can be under arrest if you don't give me that video," Green said.

Green said the deputy then asked if he had any warrants.

"I said no, I'm a veteran, I just came back, I have six years, I have no record, and he said 'We'll see about that.'"

Why didn't Green want to hand over this video to the deputies involved?

"I think they would try to cover it up. I think a lot of things get covered up and people need to come forward if they see something, report it because it can't be fixed unless it's brought to the public's attention," Green said.

A sheriff's department spokesman told NBCLA over the phone the department would not comment on this case and would not look at the videotape, but the spokesman said the department does investigate all use of force claims.

Posted by Fiona Thursday, January 12, 2012


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. I hope she does sue, and I hope she wins. If there is justice, she WILL win. There was no justification in clocking her.

  3. Frank Says:
  4. Beating up retarded people....Jesus! But what do you expect from these mean moronic pigs!

  5. Frank Says:
  6. Punching a mentally ill person.....Jesus! But what do you expect from these mean,moronic,pigs!

  7. Anonymous Says:
  8. I hope someone does to that police officer what he did to others! Poor woman! And if the department doesn't investigate, they're just as guilty as that police officer. There's a reason we called them "pigs" back in the 60's.

  9. Anonymous Says:

  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. The cop that hit this lady should be calmly fired from his job and then face criminal charges of battery and false arrest.

  13. RichardC Says:
  14. Unfortunately, many short men suffer terribly from being short. They are constantly bitter and spoiling for a fight they know they can win. Police forces used to have a height requirement for PRECISELY this reason. Bigger men, though stronger, are less dangerous.

  15. refuge2012 Says:
  16. Glad I live in a county that has over 7500 sq miles and only 4 deputies.


  17. Anonymous Says:
  18. Would NOT look at the video tape?
    Some investigation! Stupid pigs!

  19. james ha Says:
  20. welcome to the new american century!

  21. Anonymous Says:
  22. LAPD can be sickos

  23. Anonymous Says:
  24. Again, the cops have been militarized. The only group of people that should be militarized is the military. People need to rethink how their police departments are run and require that their police officers be retrained as a CIVILIAN police force, and if they can't be retrained, they should be let go.

  25. Anonymous Says:
  26. This is why we need carry-gun laws, to keep the terrorists (under the PATRIOT ACT) in check.

  27. Anonymous Says:
  28. what about Citizen's arrest?

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  31. Anonymous Says:
  32. He had a reason to do what he did. DO you hear her mouth and saying she is going to shoot them and resisting arrest. She is a big woman and needed to calm down and didn't. Think twice about treating other and law enforcement like shit because you will get it back1

  33. stormtrooper Says:
  34. To Serve and Protect. How cheesy is that?


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