Excessive Force Claims Debunked When LAPD Details Her Horrific Crimes

A viral cellphone video of a woman's arrest sparked outrage, but the LAPD has released the details.

Inglewood, CA – A viral cellphone video of an "unarmed black woman’s" arrest prompted public outrage and allegations of excessive force, but the Los Angeles Police Department has now released the details of the incident(video below).

Amber Neal, 25, was one of three people involved in the kidnapping of two Hollywood actors – one of whom was stripped naked, maimed, and deprived of food for 30 hours, the New York Daily News reported.

“Although we are limited in what info we can release, we can confirm this individual was arrested on a felony kidnapping warrant & taken into custody without a use-of-force,” the LAPD tweeted on Monday. “She is being held on 1 million dollars bail.”

A bystander said that he recorded Neal’s Monday arrest as he sat inside a Starbucks on La Cienega and Centinela, according to a series of tweets.

“So this happened today in Inglewood,” the bystander captioned in the video tweet. “The police stopped the woman and drew guns on her even though (clear as day) she had nothing in her hands.”

The footage had been viewed nearly three million times as of Wednesday morning.

“I noticed the cops pull over the woman,” the bystander wrote. “Within seconds, what seemed like the whole police department show up, they began to draw their guns yelling orders at the woman.”

In the video, Neal was seen exiting a vehicle with her hands raised.

She appeared to be complying with commands being given from the officers who stood a distance behind her with their weapons drawn.

“Wow,” the video commentator said with a tone of disgust. “She looks like the most unharmful person. Look at her! She’s scared for her life!”

“That is unnecessary,” the commentator declared. “Really? We got…five guns pointed at this woman. At this unarmed, black woman.”

“You clearly see that she had nothing in her f - - - - - g hands,” the commentator railed. “Nah, f - - k that. F - - k the police.”

Neal ultimately lowered herself onto the ground and was subsequently taken into custody.

On Tuesday, the LAPD confirmed in a tweet that the woman was one of three people charged “with kidnapping an actress and an actor and holding the male victim for ransom.”

The attack occurred in early May of 2017, after Neal and her accomplices, 32-year-old Keith Stewart and 25-year-old Johntae Jones, stole actress Daisy McCrackin’s 2011 Lexus, NBC News reported.

The trio allegedly went to McCrackin’s home in Los Angeles, where Stewart and Jones attacked and overpowered the her and actor Joseph Capone, according to the New York Daily News.

They “pistol-whipped” Capone and dragged him to a vehicle, leaving a blood trail behind them, NBC News reported.

The suspects slipped back hoods of both victims’ heads, then drove them to Jones’ residence in Compton.

The actor was stripped of his clothing at the residence and held in a bathtub without food for the next 30 hours.

According to charging documents, Capone tried to help McCrackin at one point, and was subsequently “beat, punched, and kicked” for his effort, NBC News reported.

Stewart also allegedly cut Capone’s nose, ear, lip, and tongue, “put out an eye,” and “disabled” his tongue in the attack, according to NBC News.

Meanwhile, Neal and Jones drove McCrackin to at least two Bank of America branches to access her bank accounts. The actress was able to withdraw $100, which she handed over to her attackers.

They also forced McCrackin to write Neal a check in the amount of $10,000, then deposited the money into Neal’s account.

According to investigators, Neal forged a vehicle registration document in an attempt to make it appear that McCrackin had given her Lexus to Neal.

The suspects ultimately returned the actress to her own home, where she managed to escape and contact police.

The assailants were all arrested, although it was not clear why or how Neal was released from custody.

Altogether, the suspects have been charged with 17 felony counts, including conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, kidnapping, mayhem, grand theft, and assault with a firearm, the New York Daily News reported.

Neal and Jones were both charged with additional counts of perjury, in connection with their claims that McCrackin had given them the Lexus as a gift.

If convicted, Neal faces a maximum of life in prison, NBC News reported.

Her accomplices face a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The trio’s pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 23.

McCrackin starred in several movies, including “She Rises,” “3,000 Miles to Graceland,” and “Halloween: Resurrection.”

You can watch the viral footage of Neal's arrest in the video below.

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Katarina
Katarina

The good thing is he has shown HIS ignorance to those three million, many of whom are no so ignorant. Now that the story has come out, he has made an ass of himthelf. And he did it all while advertising why NOT to visit Starbucks! More and more people are looking for the rest of the stories on these viral videos. Smart people are learning to #walkaway.

Tom1
Tom1

We need to start prosecuting people that post misleading videos. 3 million people (at least) were given the impression the police were picking on an unarmed, peaceful black woman. Probably at least half will never see that it told a tale that was false. Most of the racial unrest we have today is do to this type of misleading info. And what makes it even worse is that the real media now has to jump the gun and report as fact half truths and untruths just so they appear to know as much as the common blogger.

Tom1
Tom1

The scary part is that he isn't the only one. His ignorance has also made a lot of other people think they just saw another incidence of police bias against blacks. This kind of irresponsible behavior is destroying our society. Even though they have shown the video to portray things that aren't real, you know that between the people that won't see the real story and the ones that will believe the truth is just a cover up, we now have thousands more that think they saw proof of police bias.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Tom1 You can't prosecute anyone for posting a video like this. 1st Amendment, holmes.

shooter
shooter

Dear American Public,

Please stop jumping to conclusions and stop posting hatred.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Katarina I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but #walkaway is a false movement most likely started by a Russian social media farm.

I don't know if you have twitter, but search that hashtag and see how many 1-week old accounts with stock photos of black people are saying #walkaway

If I've said it once, I'll say it again. If you're over the age of 50, you are being DIRECTLY TARGETED for exactly this kind of propaganda. Statistics have shown that your group in particular is highly susceptible to false online stories.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

What's the matter with these idiots haven't they ever seen a single episode of Cops? You live in a big city, certainly you've seen the police draw their guns before. Its called a felony traffic stop. With the internet and 24 hours a day TV programming now a days at some point you'd think they'd get a clue. So much for being "woke." Millennials and their supreme sheep like ignorance will be the death of this great nation. And pay no attention to that fake account above me. Just a poser trying to be me. #realHi_estComnDenomnn

taylore1
taylore1

@Hi_estComnDenomn I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you are wrong about the #walkaway movement is not fake. There are hundreds of videos and twitter comments where people have told their story about walking away from the Democrat Party. Don't know who your source is but they are full of it and feeding you false information. That is unless you are the one spreading the false reports.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@taylore1 To put it shortly, i am my own source. I'm very familiar with online campaigns because i work in tech, and specifically in social media.

The videos and posts that you're talking about; would you mind mentioning or linking some? I'm willing to bet the accounts mentioning #walkaway are either conservative, or if they are liberal, it's a brand new account or had very few political posts prior to #walkaway.

Do they all 'read' alike? Humble-brag,talk about dedication to the Democratic party, then decided to #walkaway?

I'm genuinely interested in your response. I can actually use this kind of data if you're willing to answer me.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I hope the suspects end up in jail and never see freedom again. What a horrific thing to happen to them.......

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

All the liberal news media outlets sound exactly alike, beating the same drum all day long, therefore fake news. My main source is MSNBC and CNN. Really like me some Rachel Maddow and The View. That Whoopi Goldberg is one fine African Queen. Her intellectual side is what I love the most.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@taylore1 The reason I'd like this data is because there is a movement happening, it's just not the #walkaway movement. What definitely is happening is a good section of Gen X and a very large portion of GenY and voting-age GenZ are reforming the Democratic party. Transgender official won last year in Virginia, most recent win being Ocasio-Cortez being the first of many Democratic replacements of the tired old representsrives to come as the Democratic party is reformed.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. In the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated every loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.

MichaelleAdams
MichaelleAdams

@ Hi_estComnDenomnn You are incorrect on your assumption about the #walkaway movement. It was started by a gay hairdresser who was very much a left democratic supporter until he was shown a link by a woman who used to babysit him as a kid. The link gave hundreds of examples - with proof- of how the media has flat out lied about everything from BLM involved events, Trump, Antifa, etc. He was no longer able to ignore the facts, plain and simple. He is the cousin of a woman named Shannon Shang, the wife and co-owner of Shang's Tea at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. My mother frequents Shang's tea and is good friends with the owners. She literally just heard the whole story the other day. Feel free to check your facts before contributing to more Fake News. Happy 4th of July!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@MichaelleAdams I'm well aware of the hairdresser, and he used it first apparently. I'm talking about the propagation of the hashtag formed into the "movement."

He certainly did not propagate that hashtag throughout Facebook and twitter as fast as it caught fire though.

Is there nothing about hashtags going "viral" that you find odd? Why is it that the main demographics of viral trends are those under 25 and those over 50? Under 25 i get it, you're young. But any older? How?

That's what I'm trying to discover.

Bstn199
Bstn199

Guy taking video only did so cuz perp was black, had she been white he would not have even taken out his cell phone to capture the video. Folks just assuming police are profiling and gonna use force cuz perp is black is ridiculous, black folks commit henrous crimes just as do every other race, so citizens should stop assuming its racism without knowing the facts! And until citizens go through a police academy they should shut up about how an arrest is made, guns drawn is standard operating proceedue when dealing with felons! If people dont like it, look the other way!

Tom1
Tom1

You can prosecute someone for knowingly spreading false information,. The 1st amendment does not protect a person who purposely spreads lies. Yes, everyone has the right to free speech. But they are still subject to the consequences. Slander and Libel come to mind.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Tom1 you're right, you can prosecute someone for knowingly spreading false information. The cameraman wasn't knowingly spreading false information, so how would they be prosecuted? Also, slander and libel wouldn't apply here.

And yes, it's Holmes. As in Sherlock Holmes, as in I'm passing you some knowledge that you should probably know already. It's never been 'homes' because that doesn't make sense. You might have meant 'homie' as in short for 'homeboy' though, which is also acceptable.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

ByAnyMeansNecessary - I can only hope the cops figure out who this bastard is and WALK VERY VERY VERY SLOWLY to his crime scene the next time he's assaulted by an "unarmed black woman" LAUGHING THE WHOLE WAY

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Teijeiro2 you would think that. and that would make any cop that did that a bad cop, and a pussy.

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RunCop
RunCop

Why does a certain population always, always defend animal thugs?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@RunCop - maybe we should ask HCD, also known as ByAnyMeansNecessary.

Let God Sort em Out
Let God Sort em Out

This Ricky F=ing Ricardo jackass is nothing more than an instigator looking for his fifteen minutes of fame by posting a vid that " appears " to be one thing but actually is another. Never even bothered with a retraction when he found out the truth. That would get in the way of his fifteen minutes, lol

cspcapt
cspcapt

if people of color would stop committing crimes there would a lot fewer of them in jail

LEO0301
LEO0301

@cspcapt - it seems so simple, yet they still don't understand.