SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Police Department is investigating an officer who apparently pulled a distraught woman by the hair outside her burning home.
U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/Vp6qcy ) says a video taken at the scene Friday appears to show an officer grabbing the woman's hair and dragging her several feet after she took some swings at him.
The woman appears to have been pulled away from firefighters who were keeping her from the burning house.
The fire caused an estimated $400,000 damage. The cause is under investigation.
The woman, Torazzi Hayslett, says she believes the officer overreacted and she's hiring an attorney.
The paper says a jury found that the same officer used unreasonable force in a 2009 incident that injured a homeless advocate, who was awarded nearly $4,000 in damages.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com