VIDEO: Family Demands Officer Be Fired After Takedown Of Woman Captured On Video

Cherish Thomas repeatedly ignored orders to back away from the scene of a traffic stop on Sunday.

Rio Vista, CA – The family of a drunken woman, who was slammed to the ground by a police officer when she repeatedly tried to push past him at a traffic stop, has demanded that the arresting officer be fired (video below).

“I want to see the same aggressive action that he took with my child done to him,” Deshaunna Payne told WDSU. “Yes, I would like to see him fired.”

The incident occurred on Sunday night, when a Rio Vista Police officer stopped a vehicle that had a suspended registration, Rio Vista Police Chief Dan Dailey said.

The four family members inside the car insisted that they had just paid for the registration, and claimed that officers refused to look at documentation that they allegedly tried to show them.

One of the officers told the driver, Mea Thomas, that the vehicle was going to be impounded, at which point she began arguing with him, KTXL reported.

One of the passengers, Tyrone Clayton Jr., said he placed a call to some of his relatives to head over to the scene to record what was occurring, according to WDSU.

“Just being pulled over, I fear for my life every time as an African American in Rio Vista,” Clayton said.

The officers ordered everyone in Thomas’ vehicle to get out of the car so it could be inventoried and towed. When they refused, the officer began detaining each of them individually, bodycam footage showed.

Meanwhile, Clayton’s stepmother, Payne, and his stepsister, 31-year-old Cherish Thomas, pulled up at the scene, WDSU reported.

“I have four kids in that car," Payne said of her adult children. "I wanted to make sure they were OK."

The women began yelling at the officers, and were repeatedly told to back away from the traffic stop, bodycam footage showed.

“Don’t f--kin' touch me,” Payne told one of the officers. “I don’t gotta do s--t!”

The women backed towards their vehicle while they continued to argue with the officer.

The officer returned to the traffic stop, but as they were detaining the remaining passengers, Payne and Cherish closed in on them again.

“Okay, you guys need to get out of the road, or you guys are going to be sitting in a [patrol] car too,” one officer warned them.

“B---h, shut up,” Cherish retorted.

“I’m gonna sit right here in my car and watch,” Payne told him.

“I hope you do,” he responded.

Payne got into her vehicle and closed the door, then immediately stepped back out again. Cherish continued to yell at the officers from outside the opened passenger door.

“You guys need to get out of here, or you’re all gonna be arrested,” the officer finally told them.

He then instructed the second officer to start conducting an inventory of the car they had originally stopped, then stood by to ensure the women didn’t interfere by returning to the area of the vehicle they were impounding.

Cherish and Payne stood outside their car narrating cell phone footage of the scene for a moment, before Cherish started to push past the officer for a closer vantage point.

“Don’t come close to me,” he warned, as she disregarded him and forged ahead.

“Ok. You need to go this way,” the officer said, grabbing Cherish’s wrist.

He scuffled with her briefly before slamming her to the ground.

“Get him off my daughter!” Payne yelled in a cell phone video of the altercation. “Get him off my f--king daughter now!”

The second officer quickly grabbed Payne’s arm to prevent her from running towards Cherish and the other officer.

“I wasn’t trying to attack them. He slammed my baby," Payne later told WDSU. "I went in mother mode to protect my child."

“You know what, you’re a b---h,” Cherish told the officer as she laid face down on the dirt, bodycam footage showed. “You’re stupid. Stupid.”

“How much have you drank?” he asked her at one point, but she only responded with drunken laughter.

“He hurt my leg too. I can’t walk,” she said nonchalantly a moment later.

A total of four people were arrested as a result of the incident, KTXL reported.

Cherish was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing or delaying an investigation, and public intoxication.

Two of the other individuals were charged with felony vandalism for attempting to escape from the patrol vehicles by kicking the windows and doors, WDSU reported.

Cherish said that she went to the hospital on Monday due to sore legs and headaches that she claimed were the result of her arrest.

She also denied having pushed the officer, WDSU reported.

“I was scared. I’m not going to lie,” Cherish said. “Because at the end of the day, that’s a police officer, and they can do what they want to do.”

“He’s a police officer. And I’m [120 pounds]," she continued. "So, what am I going to do? Fight him? No."

The family said that they have hired an attorney, and that they plan to fight the charges against them, KTXL reported.

They have also demanded that the officer who arrested Cherish be disciplined for using force against her.

“He’s three times bigger than her,” Payne complained to KCRG. “That was unnecessary.”

"That's a woman. You're double, triple her size,” Clayton added. “What was the need for the use of force?”

The officer who arrested her has not been placed on leave, but the department is investigating the use-of-force incident, Chief Dailey told KTXL.

The Rio Vista Police Department released over an hour of footage of the altercation from eight different bodycams on Tuesday, KCRA reported.

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with Cherish and her family in the videos below:

Comments (84)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Of course...what else can you expect...the sad part is they don't have the intelligence to see what they did wrong. I've also had similar things happen to me. Traffic stop and next thing you know the entire clan shows up believing they have the right to interfere. Just a side note - I've never had a white family do that to me.

Mike bass
Mike bass

Put them all in Jail...they started making trouble from the second he asked them to get out of the car...in fact arrest the idiots that raised them too

Buzz17
Buzz17

One question that I didn't see answered: Did they or did they not have the claimed documentation to prove that they had just paid for the car's registration? I'm asking because I didn't see anything about the officers looking at the alleged documentation. Since that's the reason the car was pulled over, it seems to be a critical point.

DawnPatrol
DawnPatrol

Nothing but lowlifes. Clearly these folks got something to hide.

cactus201
cactus201

maybe they just should have listened to the officer....

redpill
redpill

If by "graphic," they meant FUNNY AF, then yes. Thanks, Obama.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Bunch of Loud Mouth Ignorant Morons -- and Drunks and they seem to think it's ok to do this to an officer -- now watch the Judge will throw it out because the Drunk was thrown to the Ground and the Loud Mouthed Ignorant Mother was Cuffed -- Should have Tazed them then cuffed them

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Redneck white trash!!!!

njbud
njbud

They were just hoping to win the ghetto lottery . . .

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

For a "people" who claim so much racism and they are afraid of the police. afraid they will be killed, why do they have such smart mouths and fight the officers. I don't know if this has ever been said but if you act like ladies and gentlemen, perhaps you will go home after a stop instead of going to jail. It's called R E S P E C T. They demand it but don't know how to dish it out. So sad. Their parents did a stellar job raising them didn't they?

Maro87
Maro87

Not all of them but so many blacks are childish, whiny, and entitled and many often project their insecurities by blaming all their problems on others because of trials and slavery even though everybody has trials and every race has been enslaved. There are many injustices in their community but they make it much worse.

And what about all the non blacks they kill? Do you see us bitching and whining about that?

You could give them preferential treatment over whites and many of them would still find something to complain about. Oh wait they do, like in scholarships, affirmative action, and the race baiting liberal media.

Many of them make double standard racist comments, live off welfare, claim they can't get a job when so many blacks are working jobs in places like airport security, police, military, bouncers, etc -just one of the many indications of the aggressive nature that many of them have.

Black lives matter is racist because they only protest when non blacks kill blacks and conveniently ignore the fact the fact that the overwhelming majority of homicides in the African American community are black on black, at least 70 percent!

Then you have these liberal white apologists in the media and teaching students at universities, all too often indoctrinating them with liberal propaganda which is usually more theory based than practical based, which they all to often don't question underestimating the frequent liberal bias common amongst campuses. These media personnel, students, and professors often use this to deepen this sense of entitlement which breeds hatred. These same atmospheres are seeing an increase in leftwing and hypocritical bigotry as being the source of left wing radicals ready to fight...that is of course until they miss with bikers or someone else who's the wrong guy to pick a fight with.

Political correctness has gone too far and produced an increased generation of people who in our society who are afraid, something not seen decades ago.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Did you see how fast she shut her big trap when she got slammed? Does it really take that much for them to realize that the police aint playin’. She was warned many times to leave, had a lot of time to leave, she kept coming back. When will this stop? The excuse is He was bigger than her so why did he have to do that. Yes, but that doesn’t mean he can control her and won’t get hurt by her. Would it be ok if an officer smaller than him did it? What about a Male officer smaller than her? In the ignorant people’s eyes, the answer is NO. Because with these hood rats there isn’t an answer. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another. If he did the same to the big mom, would that be ok in their eyes? NO, because then they will say she’s a “female.” No fucking shit she’s a female, but if you want to act like anything than like a lady, then you’ll be treated as such. Act like a man, you’ll be treated like a man, act like a tough lady then you’ll be treated like a tough lady. But don’t cry and claim racism or prejudices when you yourself are flapping your mouth, with your hood mentality and street lawyer attitude. Next time shut the fuck up and leave. Simple.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

They gor EXACTLY what they deserved!!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

More wonderful people, a credit to the black race!! Even Al Sharpton could not defend these morons. Or maybe he would???

Nikobill7453
Nikobill7453

This is the HUGE problem in this Country. Take a look at how Mama is behaving and there you go! For one she should NEVER have shown up. These people are adults and they will be treated like an adult. Her daughter did not want to listen and this Officer could not control her behavior and do his job. Now they scream they have been treated badly. LOCK THEM ALL UP ESPECIALLY MAMA! We need more charges against idiots so our Men and Women can do their jobs in safe surroundings.

Memphis6
Memphis6

She's not the victim if people like her and her family would just shut the fuck up instead of instigating like this classy family this probably could have been avoided. But now these kind of people instigate situations to the tipping point so they can clam all police are raciest and get a payday by suing the city over shit they started, and people are dumb enough to keep believing police are always in the wrong.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Thanks Obama, for creating black hatred of the police. Bring on the ghetto lottery

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

In my earlier post I said redneck white trash but I can see now that was incorrect. They are nothing more than hood rats. Thanks for pointing that out.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Yes, maybe they should have just listened to the officer..but also have to question as did Buzz17...did they have the alleged documentation that was the initial reason for the car being pulled over?

WhatADan
WhatADan

Is that the Nuffin family? I thought I recognized Dindu and Dinsee.

Fubar66
Fubar66

Looks like that dumbass got what she wanted.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

She endangered the cops. She could have grabbed his gun, or someone in the car could have had a gun. Even without a gun being involved, her physical aggressive approach towards him was dangerous. I don't give a crap about these lowlifes. These lawsuits should be thrown out when there is video of aggression towards the police.

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Good job on the officer's part. Better to get it over with quickly then to have to deal with scrambling around and someone being injured. That paired with the fact that the "mother" was in his face and also being aggressive made it the right move.

EMarie
EMarie

Dumb a$$es deserve what they get! Loud mouth, un couth, self intitled and ignorant people always wanting drama. Good job Officer.

EMarie
EMarie

Dumb a$$es deserve what they get! Loud mouth, un couth, self intitled and ignorant people always wanting drama. Good job Officer.

OldVet
OldVet

Their mother is a great example. Yeah, right.

axelpanic
axelpanic

nice drop! maybe they'll listen time.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Charge them with everything you can, don't drop the charges because they are claiming abuse and threatening a ghetto lottery lawsuit, and show them that their are consequences for their actions.

Wish505
Wish505

You physically resist, you get taken to the ground, plain and simple, cut and dried.

CinGuz
CinGuz

There is only one reason why people like her don't listen to the police..money. They want the officer to be pushed to the limit & then past so they can sue & protest.

SaltyMonkey
SaltyMonkey

awesome technique though

Bigg59
Bigg59

looks like she got to show her A$$ in more than one way good job officer

NealZ
NealZ

you can take them out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of them.

All5xx
All5xx

Haven't seen anything on the news about this since the Police Dept release the body cam footage. Public was able to see that they did not follow lawful orders for the safety of all involved.
Follow officers orders, you can sue later if they were unlawful, but interfering with his duties is against the law.
Don't go to where police officers are conducting lawful business that doesn't involve you & interfere, especially if you have been drinking like Cherish allegedly had been.

ArmyRangerMom
ArmyRangerMom

N*gga behavior. Typical behavior. They are disgusting. The fat-ass mom... those are my kids. That’s my baby. They’re fucking adults. My son is a Washington State Trooper and the shit he has to put up with is insane. I’m so sick and tired of the RACE CARD always being thrown into the mix. If a cop witnessed a black person killing someone and then arrested him the black person would still scream racism I could never be a cop. I don’t have the patience to put up with ghetto trash like this entire group of thugs. I back the blue... always 100%

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

So, this badass brotha calls his mama for backup to record this great injustice to them. Parents need to teach their child to just do as they are told by the police officer. Maybe the car would get impounded but it wouldn't cost them much to get it out - as compared to bail, lawyer, etc. I so enjoy seeing these gangster wannabes get their asses handed to them.

Steve59
Steve59

Do stupid stuff, get stupid consequences.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

They all “know” the law. Just ask them. The friend of their friend that knows the law told them the police can’t do that. LMAO. Thank you OBAMA!! Challenge the police and see what happens.

RickRizzle
RickRizzle

Society is too ignorant to realize their wrongdoings. Always questioning authority. It's not their fault, it's their parents fault. They're the ones who raised them. Stop, comply and listen. Do this and you will be just fine.

GPH
GPH

Margaret Sanger was correct with her mission for Planned Parenthood. They should all be aborted. Even the ones that have been allowed to grow.

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

Obvious disorderly, obstructing/impeding, probably 2 or 3 more charges, I'm not acquainted with CA laws. A certain group just seems to have these problems. One could draw conclusions, but probably shouldn't in modern america. "Body Slam"? Hardly. I feel cheated.

Skycop
Skycop

I am constantly confused over the claim that folks are "scared or concerned over interactions with the police", while doing everything possible to escalate the situation with profane language, taunts, laying hands on officers, actively resisting arrest and assisting others to resist. If they were so "scared" or "concerned" with the actions of the police, they sure don't act like it during the confrontation. BTW the second video is typical of a news outlet portraying only that small segment of the altercation where the take down occurred. Nothing shown before or after. Typical sensational journalism.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

They all want money..bet all r on food stamps section 8 housing medicaid..now they want a big payday..thugs all of them

Sivaas_
Sivaas_

"I don't gotta do sh!t!" ..is the typical mentality and why there hasn't been an assimilation of this ethnic group in over four centuries.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Black again

ThePoison1
ThePoison1

hahahahahaha... He should have put the "ROCK BOTTOM" on her candy ass followed by a DDT.... what a POS she and the family are....

Doty911
Doty911

Comply. If you don't there are consequences. This is equal rights.

huskernak
huskernak

if you listen to the police officer you don't get slammed on to the ground, she did something dumb acted like a asshole now her family is mad... sorry you should have raised your kid better she earned her medicine now mommy needs to sit down and shut up.

wtf_
wtf_
  1. Impounding a vehicle can be financially devastating for folks. I know. My vehicle was impounded for late registration when I was a broke college student. And it was financially devastating. The clear motive for impounding rather than warning or citation is to establish pre-text to search. So it's a dick move.

  2. I can hear multiple people claim multiple times that they just paid their registration. I hear absolutely no effort from this LEOs to ask for associated documentation. That's really not ok. I know. My vehicle was impounded when I was a broke college student, even though I had just paid my registration.

  3. It is not unreasonable for folks who honestly believe they are being mistakenly cited or arrested to attempt to reason with LEOs. Fighting unjust citations or arrests after the fact takes time and money. And the chances of getting impound/towing fees refunded are effectively zero. It is perfectly reasonable to expect these folks to be reluctant to exist their vehicle if they believe their vehicle is lawfully registered. This isn't that hard and doesn't take that much empathy.

  4. It is unreasonable to interpret reasonable behavior as obstructive or criminal. And it is even more unreasonable to therefore detain passengers.

  5. It is not disrespectful to expect those who are supposed to serve and protect to actually attempt to serve and protect. It is disrespectful for our LEOs to care more about instant compliance than the impacts of their discretion of force.

  6. Law is one thing. Basic human dignity is another.

  7. The stepmother and stepsister are responding to the absolute absurdity of detaining an entire car full of people over expired registration. They are responding to the abject lack of basic human dignity afforded to their family.

  8. They have every right to record. The distance LEOs are requiring obstructs their efforts to record.

  9. Body slamming the stepsister is absolutely not ok. It is by far the most violent and serious action in this entire encounter. The actual harm it could cause far exceeds anything related to this stop.

  10. My cousin, who I love dearly, is a LEO. He wouldn't act like this. And when others do, it makes his job less safe. Because it teaches people to not just distruct LEOs, but to hate them.

  11. I read a bunch of the comments here. I can't believe how many are blatantly racist. Shame on you all.