VIDEO: Protester Hit By Cop Car Lost Fight With Police On Video

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The woman who was hit by a patrol car after moving into the road had a prior recorded encounter with police.

Sacramento, CA – Dashcam footage that showed a Sacramento County Sheriff Department (SCSD) patrol vehicle as it collided with a protester was shown at a department press conference on Monday (video below).

It also turns out that this isn't the protester's first physical confrontation with police. She lost a fight with officers a few months ago at a city council meeting. That encounter was also captured on video (below.)

On Saturday night, a riotous crowd converged on an intersection in South Sacramento, in the neighborhood where Stephon Clark was shot, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Clark, a 22-year-old burglar, was fatally shot by police on Mar. 18 after he shattered the window of an elderly man’s home, then pointed an object towards officers that was later determined to be a cell phone.

One group of protesters surrounded the deputies’ vehicles, and began pounding on them. Some also threw eggs at the patrol cars.

According to SCSD Sergeant Shaun Hampton, the hoard yelled at the deputies, and kicked their vehicles.

Police said that “vandals in the crowd" also caused "scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window" to a sheriff's vehicle during the attack.

Two deputies, who were handling assignments unrelated to the protest, were traveling back to the station at approximately 8:40 p.m., when they came upon the human blockade in the roadway, Sheriff Scott Jones said during a Monday press conference.

The video showed the crowd as they surrounded the vehicles, and screamed at the deputies inside.

The deputy in the first vehicle ordered the crowd to “back away” and “get away” at least eight times, and he was eventually able to pass, KCRA reported.

As the group moved away from the first SCSD vehicle, however, they began to swarm the second patrol vehicle trailing behind.

The video showed 61-year-old Wanda Cleveland as she moved directly in the path of the second unit with a sign in her hand.

"The female protester chose this moment to bring her protest in between the vehicles,” Sheriff Jones said, according to the Tri-City Herald.

While the patrol SUV inched forward, the woman scurried towards the passenger side of the bumper, and was struck by the slow-moving vehicle.

“There is a high likelihood that he didn’t even know that he collided with that protester,” Sheriff Jones said.

Both vehicles left the scene, and Cleveland was treated and released at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Her attorney, Mark Reichel, disagreed with the sheriff, and said that it was “not possible” that the deputy failed to notice her, KXTL reported.

“It appears from all evidence that he hit her intentionally,” Reichel alleged. “He drove away from an injured woman intentionally.”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is leading the ongoing investigation.

This was not Cleveland’s first interaction with Sacramento law enforcement, KCRA reported.

In October of 2015, she was arrested during a city council meeting, after she and another woman became combative while pushing for a minimum wage increase.

News footage of that incident showed the woman striking officers, who ultimately forced her from the public hall.

You can see the footage of the city hall fight after the footage of her getting hit by the car below:

Comments (24)
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Memaw187
Memaw187

Faker! This is a set up to make trouble for police

RunCop
RunCop

Wannabe hippie mental case!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

You can look at her and tell she's not right in the head!! I think she intentionally wanted to get hit by the cop car so she can jump on the ghetto lottery bandwagon!!

Tinman983
Tinman983

What a worthless nut bag. No sympathy at all.

Righton17
Righton17

Individuals like this so-called "lady" are of no use whatsoever to society as a whole. Worthless in fact and always trouble.

maddog686
maddog686

She's as big as a linebacker I hope she didn't dent the car too bad !

Marine1958
Marine1958

Please someone kick her ass... Thank you ...

BruthaV
BruthaV

Wanda clearly has Down Syndrome. Her walking in front of a moving vehicle is just nature's way of cleaning out the gene pool.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

She deliberately ran in from of a moving vehicle and if you watch you can see her hit the hood of the vehicle just before she falls down. This woman has a history of these types of antics and is a well know anti police activist. She hates law enforcement and makes it well known.

BobIn704
BobIn704

NOPE....who cares......our parents always said DONT PLAY IN THE STREETS, so what part of that dont they understand! NEXT! :)

Maschick
Maschick

I am sorry, but you are wrong...she does NOT have Down's Syndrome. You shouldn't insult those beautiful loving people that way comparing them to this worthless agitator

PhillyGirl
PhillyGirl

Maschick.......I agree completely with your statement. You beat me to it though.

DSmom
DSmom

please do not insult all the perfectly sweet people with Down Syndrome, all of whom are smarter than this woman!

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

this this idiot is the reason cops shoot. she is going to sue, which is the reason she made herself a victim. wait and see, but pray she loses, can not imagine any reputable attorney taking her case, she needs to be committed to mental ward and given a lobotomy or at least shock treatments..then a new brain if those do not work.

Greg San
Greg San

Woman?!? Did you just assume the gender identity of this perp? I can't even... haha

AngEP
AngEP

WTH is wrong with you? Leave innocent people with downs out of this!!!! Obviously you’re an uneducated ignorant idiot!!!!

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

She was either pushed by the guy in the red and black sweatshirt or she's a professional "accident victim". No way was that cop driving fast enough to knock her down! I wish I was on that jury.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

No, she just likes twinkies too much! People with Downs are much nicer.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

I agree...total setup! It reminded me of an old MASH episode where an old Korean guy would pretend to get run over by an army jeep to shake them down for food and money. It's one of the oldest scams in the book.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

This is why they should go back to institutions for the insane instead of just letting them be free range crazies.

flagwaver
flagwaver

The way way over the top "Oh My GOD" screaming of one of the gang of protesters really adds a nice dramatic touch to her throwing herself against the police car. What a gourd head!

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

These lefties think their constitutional right to protest means they can protest anyway they want, but forget the part where they have to protest PEACEFULLY!

Bgoldsbyjr
Bgoldsbyjr

She reminds me of a professional accident "victim" and sounds like her Ambulance Chasing Gutter Swimming Lawyer is right there to sue. I want him to go drive in the same situation and see if he recalls "striking" a jaywalker!


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