VIDEO: Department Investigating Cop's Takedown Of Disorderly Woman In Walmart

Sandy Malone

Birmingham police are investigating the arrest of a woman in Walmart.

Birmingham, AL – An Alabama police officer is under investigation for a violent arrest he made while working off-duty at a Walmart in Roebuck on Tuesday night (video below).

Only the final moments of the off-duty Birmingham police officer’s interaction with the woman were captured on a cell phone video that went viral, according to WHNT.

Witnesses have said the incident started because the woman refused to wear a mask.

Walmart employees asked the woman to wear a mask when she became hostile and started yelling obscenities at employees.

The employees then called the officer to help deal with the disorderly woman.

The officer tried to get the woman to leave the store, but she refused, according to WBRC.

The video began as the officer, who was wearing a mask, attempted to take the woman into custody near the entrance of the Walmart store.

Other customers stood by watching or filming as the officer struggled with the woman.

In the video, the officer managed to pull the woman’s arms together behind her back, but before he could apply handcuffs, she spun around and attempted to get out of his control again.

That’s when the video showed the officer picked up the woman and took her to the ground to apply the handcuffs.

In the video, the woman appeared to hit the store’s tile floor with her face when she landed, and then the officer immediately jumped on top of her and pinned her down while he applied handcuffs.

A woman with a phone to her ear who also was not wearing a mask could be seen screaming at the police officer in the video.

She then crowded the officer and yelled in his face.

The video continued from the opposite angle after the officer had gotten the handcuffed suspect to her feet and was walking her to the exit, and showed a number of unmasked, irate women screaming in the officer’s face.

In the video, the officer removed pepper spray from his belt and deployed the spray in the face of the woman who was trying to interfere in the arrest.

The woman dashed away from the officer but began screaming again as other on-duty police officers began to arrive on the scene.

The video showed the woman in handcuffs did not appear to be seriously injured and was still struggling against the officer who had detained her as the video ended.

The woman was not injured and refused medical attention, according to WBRC.

Birmingham Police Sergeant Rod Mauldin confirmed the officer was off-duty and working security for Walmart when the incident occurred, WHNT reported.

“The same day the interaction occurred immediate actions were taken for the sake of public trust and transparency,” Birmingham police said in a written statement. “A preliminary investigation consistent with the Birmingham Police Department reportable use of force protocols were immediately initiated and investigators of the Internal Affairs Division are conducting an investigation. This protocol applies for all use of force incidents that occur within the Birmingham Police Department.”

The department denied that the arrest was because the woman was not wearing a mask, but was because of her disorderly conduct and refusal to leave.

“We understand we are operating in trying times,” the statement continued. “The Birmingham Police Department has maintained a consistent community-oriented educational approach to the surrounding circumstances of COVID-19. As a department, we have been successful in our efforts to gain compliance and cooperation from the vast majority of citizens in Birmingham.”

“Our records indicate, we have not issued any citations or made arrest as it relates to the shelter in place ordinance or the face-covering ordinance,” the police department said. “We have made a valiant effort to gain voluntary compliance and we will continue to work cohesively with the community.”

The suspect was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing third degree, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Watch the arrest unfold in the video below (WARNING: Graphic Content):

Comments (82)
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RunCop
RunCop

La’Qunit’nesha...what have you done did?

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

What have you done did....
That is not a sentence RunCop?
It looked like the officer arrested a woman who was irate and refusing to leave after being asked to wear a mask.
Why is it always a predominantly black woman who freaks out and loses her shit..
Over something small and trivial?

TwiztidRich
TwiztidRich

No surprise whatsoever.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

The rules apply to everyone but her, huh? Damn, can't you get it through your head, there are rules?

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I see nothing wrong with what the Officer did

Trashman67
Trashman67

The Obama entitlement in all its glory.

cspcapt
cspcapt

I hope they arrested the woman with the blue shirt and big mouth for threatening , interfering and breach of peace

cops-kid
cops-kid

Amazing thing is she never missed a beat flapping those jaws... hahaha

flybynight
flybynight

Clean up sheboon mess on aisle 5.

Motor141
Motor141

Nothing to see here, so move along...😳!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

that piggy wont be working at Walmart anymore!

Rickenbackerfan
Rickenbackerfan

WHAT I DIYUD, WHAT I DIYUD?

Stanracer
Stanracer

But....but....laws don't apply to black people. Everbody knows that. Sarc. You resist arrest, you go down. Simple.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

She wasn't taken down for not wearing a facemask... she was taken down for resisting arrest. See, facts matter, which is something those recording for youtube failed to comprehend.

The store employee wanted her removed, the lady felt the rules shouldn't apply to her... I agree, an investigation should occur, and it should clear the officer. Charge the woman with her crimes, so she learns the lesson that her actions have consequences.

Dennis4601
Dennis4601

Two, for the take down! Good job. That’s what you’re trained to do👍

NFPD103
NFPD103

Good job by the officer. The force used was just enough force to gain control and compliance at the time. When all is said and done the use of force investigation will be a waste of taxpayer money.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job by the officer

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

This might be the unidentified woman...

alabama.arrests.org/Arrests/Krystulen_Smith_45040310/

BackTheBlue77
BackTheBlue77

Great job officer. Our police officers have to deal with such savage behavior while doing their jobs. This officer behaved admirably.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Jungle mentality let out of the jungle and spit happens. And the cop did what he had to do and all those asshats who stood by and videoed the confrontation and failed to assist should be locked up as well. This country is in real trouble and it isn't the virus but another cancer that is metastasizing throughout the nation.

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

Yeah the cops should have Cans of SUPER TURBO BLAST PEPPER SPRAY LIKE THE KIND THE DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER USES

Lochemet
Lochemet

"A woman with a phone to her ear who also was not wearing a mask could be seen screaming at the police officer in the video."

That was a woman??

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

THEY SOULS ALSO PUT RED PERMANENT DYE IN THE CANS OF PEPPER SPRAY SO IF THE OFFENDER ESCAPES THE OFFENDER CANT WASH OFF THE DYE FROM THE PEPPER SPRAY AND THEN THE OFFENDER CANT MINGLE IN WITH THE CROWD

ScoutLeduxStarr
ScoutLeduxStarr

Reminds me of a song " I fought the law and the law won"....

Jerry Atrik
Jerry Atrik

Her name is Krystulen what the hell was her mama thinking? Kry-stul-en is that another name for constipation?

Dixiedamit
Dixiedamit

The zoo is getting riled....the animals are getting louder ! For chits sake ,stfu....why they always have to put on a circus show ?

Sgt BB
Sgt BB

All she had to do was put her hands behind her back and comply. But it's the officer's fault. He may have a career as a professional wrestler if this gig doesn't pan out.

Dangerdoug
Dangerdoug

Tase, spray and cuff them all. Let the judge sort them out.

WADDA YA WANT FRM ME
WADDA YA WANT FRM ME

HE JUST COST WALMART A FORTUNE!! HE IS ACTING CAPACITY OF WALMART SECURITY, NOT ON-DUTY COP, HIS DUMASS SLAM A WOMAN 4 NOT WEARING A MASK? I GUARANTEE THAT TAKEDOWN VIOLATES WALMART SECURITY PROTOCOL.

Kwbarn14
Kwbarn14

I’m with the woman...f*ck a damn mask,I ain’t wearing one either.

Spaniard65
Spaniard65

He needs to get that other BIOTCH under control. This is why I don't miss living in Las Vegas.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Requiring folk to wear a mask, regardless of location or venue, may very well be a violation of the 1st Amendment.

  1. A mask prevents the identity of the person talking from being realized by those listening.
  2. A mask mutes the voice of the person speaking from being clearly heard.
  3. A mask obscures facial expressions of the speaker from being seen; they often being the very first communication as the speaker's words roll off their tongue.

I do not make this stuff up!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Don’t resist....then you wouldn’t be seeing a dentist.

ENIGMA6
ENIGMA6

The usual suspects. Those who think themselves above the law have to be shown they are not. And, seem to have a long learning curve.

mbfritz
mbfritz

Omg, hate to say this, but why do certain groups of people act like disgusting animals (& that's an insult to most animals!)?!! I just wantef to put a big ole strip of duct tape over both of those women's mouths! Seriously, what is wrong with people like that??!!!!

elrayoex
elrayoex

Jes mo racist. Sweet, polite perfect lady attacked by racist po po for reading her balble in da stop. Racism.

Louise S
Louise S

La'Qwuhanvirus...battlebot terminatrix's in action


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