VIDEO: Woman Resists Arrest, Spits At Cops, Gets Convicted, Now She's Suing

Samantha Glass was fighting and spitting when she was arrested, but now she's suing the officer for excessive force.

Gilbert, AZ – A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against a Gilbert police officer claiming he used excessive force as she resisted arrest but bodycam video showed what really happened (video below).

The incident occurred in March of 2018 after neighbors called police and reported a woman trying to break into a red truck parked at an apartment complex at 230 East Civic Center Drive, the Phoenix New Times reported.

When Gilbert Police Officer Christopher Robinson arrived on the scene, he found a very drunk 36-year-old Samantha Glass sitting on the ground outside her ex-husband’s apartment.

Bodycam videos showed she told the officer that she was there waiting for her “ex-boyfriend” whom she said was going to fix her tire.

However, her attorney identified the man as her client’s ex-husband in the complaint, the Phoenix New Times reported.

The lawsuit said that Glass went to the apartment building to discuss issues regarding their daughter and met up with her ex-husband in the parking lot.

They had an argument and the ex-husband walked away with the minor child, the Phoenix New Times reported.

Documents showed that Glass said she planned to wait for them to return inside her ex-husband’s truck, but it was locked and she set off its alarm. So she went up to his apartment to wait instead.

But neighbors had called 911 by then to report they’d seen her trying to break into her ex-husband’s vehicle, the Phoenix New Times reported.

When Officer Robinson arrived, Glass told him she was waiting for her ex-boyfriend and her daughter to arrive, bodycam video showed.

“What were you doing to his truck?” the officer asked.

“Nothing,” Glass replied.

“But people were watching you. What were you doing?” the officer asked again.

She told the officer she was trying to change her tire, the video showed.

The officer asked her again what she had been doing to the truck and Glass seemed utterly confused by his questions.

Then she told the officer that she wouldn’t do anything to the truck because she and her ex-boyfriend had been together for eight years and owned everything together, the video showed.

Officer Robinson asked Glass for her driver’s license but the video showed the woman said she didn’t have her identification with her.

“Is there a problem?” she asked.

“Yeah, because it looked like you were trying to break into his truck, so that’s a problem,” the officer explained.

Glass argued and said her ex had been helping change her tire.

The video showed that Officer Robinson asked Glass for her last name, but she refused to give it to him.

“Do you want me to put you in handcuffs right now then?” the officer asked.

The woman continued to give the officer attitude and argue.

“Ma’am, how about attempted vehicle break in? If you want, we can go there,” Officer Robinson said.

At that point, Glass told the officer to hold on while she called her ex-boyfriend, the video showed.

“Hey! How about you hold on and I will get him on the phone right now,” she said and stood up.

She struggled to maintain her balance standing and continued arguing with Officer Robinson while the phone rang and nobody answered.

When she started hurling obscenities at the officer, he asked her not to swear at him and pointed out that he hadn’t talked to her that way, the video showed.

“Are you f--king s--tting me? You’re the one with the problem, not me,” Glass told Officer Robinson.

As the call went to voicemail, the officer began putting on gloves and Glass made a snarky remark about it.

“I am. Because I’m about to grab ahold of you and put you in handcuffs,” he told her.

“No, you’re not,” Glass said, and started to walk away.

The officer took ahold of her arm and she started yelling.

“Are you f--king s--tting me?” she shrieked.

“Nope,” Officer Robinson replied in the video. “You are not free to leave.”

The video showed Glass began twisting around and resisting arrest and the officer pushed her to the floor to gain control of her.

Her head made an audible clunk on the ground when she went down.

The video showed that Glass continued to resist arrest and it took a second officer helping to put handcuffs on the drunk and unruly woman.

“I told you you weren’t free to leave, ma’am,” the officer told her as she began wailing at full volume.

The video showed that there was blood on the floor by the woman’s head.

Officer Robinson sat Glass up and then backup officers told him that there was a man in the parking lot who said he had been in an altercation with her.

The woman continued sobbing and wailing as officers donned latex gloves before they moved her.

When they stood Glass up, she cursed and fought them, the video showed.

She refused to cooperate so officers carried her down the stairs by her arms.

“C’mon, just walk for us,” another officer urged her.

When they reached the bottom of the staircase, Glass tried to spit on the officers, the video showed.

“Don’t spit. Don’t spit. That’s not a good idea,” Officer Robinson said as he and another officer used their hands to control her head.

Glass fought the officers the entire time they were walking to the police vehicle.

She let out a series of animal-like screams of rage and cursed Officer Robinson repeatedly, the video showed.

The officers sat her on the curb next to the police car and she began asking about her daughter in between obscenities.

An officer told her that her daughter was fine and she demanded to see her.

Officer Robinson told Glass that she wouldn’t want her daughter to see her in that state, the video showed.

When Glass learned that her ex-husband was also nearby, she began screaming his name over and over.

The video showed she fought officers as they tried to put her in the back of a police SUV and screamed her ex-husband’s name over and over at an ear-splitting volume.

Glass was arrested for extreme DUI and failure to obey a police officer, KTVK reported.

Her blood alcohol content was .199, more than twice the legal limit.

Glass admitted to drinking at work that night and then driving over to her ex-husband’s house, KTVK reported.

Court records showed that Glass was convicted on both misdemeanor charges in May of 2018 and still owed $3,000 to the court, the Phoenix New Times reported.

Her attorney, J. Scott Halverson, said Glass sustained a mild traumatic brain injury during the arrest that has left her with face pain and headaches, KTVK reported.

Her lawsuit alleges that Officer Robinson used unreasonable, unnecessary, and excessive force when he was trying to take Glass into custody.

“Police officers are responsible for taking care and not harming people,” Halverson said. “If a person is intoxicated, officers clearly know that their balance and their judgment is impaired. And instead of maybe walking behind her and following her down the stairs, he forces her down in that intoxicated state and forces her down on the concrete. That was excessive force.”

Glass has asked the court for compensation for her physical and psychological damages, including future medical expenses, the Phoenix New Times reported.

Gilbert police refused to comment on pending litigation, KTVK reported.

Watch Glass resist arrest in the video below. The incident gets physical at around the 4:45 mark.

Comments (48)
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flybynight
flybynight

Ever notice when it's a white person Blue Lives Matters includes a picture? Right LCD?

Justretired
Justretired

Cant fix stupid, police made her drink, made her resist and bump her head. Itll come out it was the police fault her ex left her.

UsAgainstThem
UsAgainstThem

"sustained a mild traumatic brain injury during the arrest that has left her with face pain and headaches" What a crock of shit! They have to come up with something to justify a lawsuit. Anyone can claim pains and headaches - they can't be proven, or disproved. Pure CRAP.

Tomted
Tomted

F**k her and her idiot attorney.

JBo
JBo

"...Glass sustained a mild traumatic brain injury during the arrest..."

Gotta have a brain first.

Got A Warrant
Got A Warrant

Times like this when I think the system of "loser pays" is a good idea. Let's see if her and her atty had to pay the officers atty bill, would they still file frivolous cases.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

:)

NYXX
NYXX

Curious as to who actually diagnosed her with a "mild traumatic brain injury"? Was there an MRI done to confirm? Her brain pain may be due to the fact that she was drunker than crap and had a hangover. Suck it up buttercup, you made the decision to drink at work then "DRIVE" (with a .199) to your ex's apt and then to try to break into the truck, to resist and not walk down the stairs. Had you acted like an adult instead of a spoiled brat, you would have woken up in your own bed.

NickyJ
NickyJ

Now I can see why he is her ex. Who would want to live around her.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Stupid, stunned, entitled, drunken millenial bitch. She deserved everything she got. Excessive force?...hardly.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Boo Hoo... poor little Angel got a boo boo... Sue Jack Daniels and your parents.

yes2A
yes2A

Kids, THIS is why you don't date crazy.

mauiisl
mauiisl

"It's my daughter's birthday..."

And the cop's gave her daughter a stellar birthday gift.

That woman should be memory-holed, never again allowed to destructively influence her daughter.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh give me a break you stupid biatch!! A hangover and regret does not a brain injury make!! No wonder this guy is your Ex!! He was sick of you too!! F**king entitled drunk drama queen!!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh give me a break you stupid biatch!! A hangover and regret does not a brain injury make!! No wonder this guy is your Ex!! He was sick of you too!! F**king entitled drunk drama queen!!!

Woobie46
Woobie46

Class act...

Trashman67
Trashman67

Smackdown!! Mess with the bull, get the horn!!

LynnSB
LynnSB

She's a damn DRUNK, making an Ass of herself -- this officer was extremely polite to her and treated her decent even after her Ignorant outburst of Obscenities ! and the Worthless Attorney who is handling this case should be Disbarred for bringing this BS into court !! For the Childs sake keep this TRASH away from the Child !!

6101
6101

Pretty sure 'Nick' was sick of her BS also, hence he is the EX. Only one thing worse than a sloppy drunk woman...

DarrellB
DarrellB

OK Officers. Once the frivilous suit is thrown out, ask the judge to dismiss WITH prejudice. Then sue her for the emotional toll, and psychological damage HER false claims inflicted on you and your family.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Typical bitch. Talks and does whatever she wants, and gets what she got. The only way to get revenge is to file a complaint or sue. Typical.

The express
The express

Yes it's true we do have White trash here in America

Doggo2
Doggo2

Dear Judge....please consider this thing most likely had “brain damage” prior to this incident with LE.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Interesting case from a legal perspective. I could see the excessive force going either way on a QI motion (unless the case settles before that).

Don't drink and drive, folks.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

You know, if she didn't resist arrest, none of this would have happened.
If she hadn't fought the popo, she wouldn't have hurt her head.
If she hadn't been so drunk, she might not have committed any crimes.
Does anyone else see a pattern here?

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

“Someone sure needs to take responsibility for my actions, cos you can be damn sure I’m not going to !!” Pfffffffff. Why can’t everyone be a happy drunk, like....well...me ?! My username ain’t just for decoration people; I’m a functioning soak - the life of the party and the death of the family name. 🤪

AlAmedak
AlAmedak

She seems nice....

PBnJ
PBnJ

"Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life"! Dean Wormer

WeMatter
WeMatter

Resisted arrest? Appears so. Excessive force by police? Absolutely! Yes she can prove TBI. I hope she sues successfully. Courts and fellow officers need to stop supporting abuse by cops.