Fort Worth Officer Investigated for Use of Force Against Woman

FORT WORTH, Texas – A Fort Worth police officer faces an investigation for use of force against a woman during an arrest. Police were investigating a hit-and-run with a suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning when the incident occurred.

Carolyn Rodriguez, who had no connection to the crime or the investigation, was recording the officers. She repeatedly approached and questioned police while livestreaming to her social media site.

An officer told Rodriguez to move across the street and then grabbed her arm to arrest her. Surveillance and body camera videos show Rodriguez being swung to the ground, resulting in injuries.

After receiving medical care, Rodriguez was booked for interfering with public duties, resisting arrest, and evading arrest. She later posted a picture of her injuries on social media.

The police department did not identify the arresting officer. He was reassigned while internal affairs investigates the incident. A police monitor who works for the city outside the police department is also investigating.

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