If fifteen-year-old Malika Calhoun thought being arrested was bad, she was in for a surprise. Calhoun and her friend "borrowed" her friend's mother's car without permission. After they were arrested, Calhoun claims the police officer was verbally abusive and that they exchanged words. Once she was placed in a holding cell, jail footage shows Calhoun kicking her shoe at one police officer, who responded by slamming her up against a wall, throwing her to the ground, and pulling her up by the hair.
You can see Malika's interview and footage of the assult here
While police force is often required in dangerous situations, it is clear that Calhoun acted out of anger, and that the officers involved were not in any danger. Was their response simply procedure, or do you think excessive force was indeed at play?