VIDEO: 'I'm About To Spit On You' - Woman Outraged At Cop's Response To Threat

Na-sha Lockett threatened to spit on a Philadelphia police officer on Wednesday, and then spent the night in jail.

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia police are investigating a viral cell phone video of a Philadelphia police officer grabbing a handcuffed woman by the hair after she threatened to spit on him (video below).

The incident began early on Wednesday afternoon in the 2300-block of Colorado Street when two officers approached a parked van occupied by 18-year-old Na-sha Lockett and her friend Khalil Harvin and began banging on the windows, according to WCAU.

Harvin told WCAU he thought police were looking at the van because it had previously been reported stolen.

"[The officers] were being disrespectful the whole time," Lockett said. "They could have done a little more. They could have asked questions."

The video showed the officer had Lockett up against his car while he handcuffed her.

“Get the f--k off of me!” she repeatedly screamed.

The officer can be heard saying “no” to something.

And then Lockett yelled “I’m about to spit on you.”

That’s when the video showed the officer grabbed Lockett by the hair and spun her around.

He took her to the ground and held her there while she screamed and struggled.

“Get off me,” she wailed.

The video showed a woman on a cell phone repeatedly approaching the officer as he held Lockett down.

"I was trying to get up, I was trying to use my knees to get up. Then he got on top of me and I started saying I have asthma and started crying," Lockett said.

Another woman repeatedly approached the officer holding Lockett asking “Why are you on her like that?” the video showed.

“Call for a sergeant,” one of the witnesses filming the video said.

Lockett acknowledged to WCAU that she had threatened to spit on the police officer, but said she thought his response to her threat was inappropriate.

"You dragged me to the ground. You slammed me, pulled my hair. You did too much," she said.

The Philadelphia Police Department told WCAU that it is investigating the use-of-force seen in the video.

Retired Washington Metro Transit Police Captain William Malone said the officer’s tactics looked solidly in line with police training.

“He had to take immediate action to keep her from spitting. The fastest way to do that is take control of her head,” Captain Malone said. “The officer did nothing wrong from what can be seen in the video.”

Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby said the union was waiting for the internal affairs investigation to be completed before they comment.

“It’s currently under investigation and we won’t second-guess officers out in the street doing a difficult job,” McNesby said.

Locket said she was arrested and spent the night in jail, before disorderly conduct charges were dropped on Thursday morning, WCAU reported.

The Philadelphia Police Department would not comment on whether Lockett’s charges were pending.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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tfort
tfort

Why was she being handcuffed in the first place? By the article, the couple had done nothing wrong to begin with.

You cannot discount the girls actions - the cop had no place even being there. Plus, even the DA refused to press charges. The cop put the play in action and he needs to be held accountable.

Charge the cops for vandalism - you can't going around beating on peoples cars. Arm yourselves, we now have to protect ourselves from the police.... this is Philadelphia.

MKD23
MKD23

Unbeweavable!

Stanracer
Stanracer

It seems that way to many people think the laws don't apply to them. Threatening an officer and resisting is against the law. She got everything that was coming to her. Still wondering why she wasn't charged???? Gender bias no doubt.☹👎

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

LIBERAL politics at their best! Criminals are never guilty of crimes only police officers. I wonder what kind of tune they will be singing if police officers collectively came down with a massive case of blue flu. Let all of these snowflake's go out and take care of the crime on the street. I'd love to sit and watch them say please stop doing that crime and thank you for spitting on me.

bob95648
bob95648

Dindu lottery winner in 3.2.1...

America1st
America1st

Get back!!!!!!! Why do they let others so close? If people won’t get back and insist on getting involved, well give them a ride too. Tired of their entitled bullshit.

Skidoo
Skidoo

It's a good idea to always de-louse after having physical contact with street trash.

Woobie46
Woobie46

Watch this messed up bitch. She shoulda got more than she got and they should NEVER have dropped the charges. She is NO victim...she was prepared to use spit as her deadly weapon...and it can be.

LEO0301
LEO0301

To be accurate, the officer didn't grab her real hair. And when, oh when, will people simply comply with the officers commands instead of finding yourself face down on the ground? Another observation is the number of people who had no business getting involved running their mouths. The officer who should have been protecting the officer making the arrest was just a tad too cavalier with his job. He continued to turn his back to the people making the most noise. If you're the cover officer, do just that and stop talking on your radio.

FrogHill
FrogHill

I am surprised that the "Hair" of Sha nay nay Lockett didn't pop off in the officer's hand. Hell I'm surprised that the officer even got a good enough grip on that oil slick of a head to control Sha nay nay's head. The officer must have that proverbial Kung Fu grip that G.I. Joe made famous?

jimmyfboyd1234
jimmyfboyd1234

I was a officer and then a correctional officer retired now but I wouldn’t go back in that job today even if it paid the salary they get in Congress “for working only 125 days out of a year) they keep dropping charges on these pos only to embolden them,our police deserve respect ,there may be some bad apples in there but don’t let it spoil the bunch!

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston

I'm tired of seeing "prosecutors" not do their job! Stop dismissing these charges because you are afraid of the liberal backlash! ALL of my retired friends, including me, would not go into law enforcement today because of so many spineless mayors and governors. When I hear liberal Sheriffs and Chiefs hamstring their departments I wonder what is the world coming too.

negolien
negolien

Stop dropping your fkin charges

302trucker
302trucker

That's why you don't f**c with highway patrol! (They're the only ones in Philly with leather jackets and high boots)

LynnSB
LynnSB

So these two Pieces of Fcking TRASH and sat and do any damn thing they want to the police officers and thats just ok -- SPINLESS POS Prosecuters -- just making sure these POS get a pay day !! the Officers were 100% right in what they did -- She THREATENED them "I'm going to spit on you" Who knows that the Fch she has --

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Do you think I hate that spitting lady? Well, not so much as the inevitable out of control woman (why is it always a woman?) shouting different versions of "Police brutality" and "That was not necessary" to the top of her lungs. Every time. Every fucking time. The level of patience cops show would make saints blush.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

And yet again the worthless prosecutors drop the charges proving to the community that the officers were “wrong”. NO IT IS THE WORTHLESS, SPINELESS PROSECUTORS THAT ARE WRONG!!
Good job Officer! You did the correct thing.

Hwninblu
Hwninblu

Um thanks for the warning that’s why I took u down.

GMMiller
GMMiller

Obey the law, obey officers commands, and do not spit on officers.

Da$
Da$

Unless you want horrible diseases, DO NOT ALLOW an arrestee to spit in your eyes, or mouth. Na-sha, you bought it, now you own it.

No. 26-29
Ladyj46403
Ladyj46403

I am so tired of ppl resisting and then their friends screaming at the police to get off them. Maybe if your friend knew how to behave it wouldn't be an issue. I'll laugh when cops refuse to go in these neighborhoods anymore. Let's see what happens then!

JBo
JBo

Na-sha? Parents with a sense of humor and zero parenting skills.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Got her just reward! #truferblue

4theblu
4theblu

You get treated the way you treat the officer.