LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)Â â A woman was caught on video being forcibly removed from reserved seating at Union Station, and the Los Angeles County Sheriffâs Department says they are investigating the arrest.
A witness says her 76-year-old friend often comes to Union Station to sit and talk and had a card from a Metro officer she thought allowed her to sit in the reserved seating area.READ MORE: Latino Restaurant Association Kicks Off DINE LATINO Restaurant Week
When deputies asked her to leave, she asked for her cane and a confused grab for the womanâs bag ensued.
The woman who recorded the video, who asked she be identified only as Tina, said the deputy handcuffed one of her friendâs hands as she reached for her bag.READ MORE: `Unfathomable': Britney Spears' Lawyer Lashes Out At Singer's Father
âThey handcuffed her, and in the process of trying to handcuff her other arm, they slammed her head on the armrest of the wooden chair where we were sitting,â Tina said.
The woman was released later that night to her family. Itâs not clear if she will face charges.MORE NEWS: USC To Require Students, Facility & Staff Be Vaccinated Against Flu By Nov. 1
The sheriffâs department says they are reviewing the video and will talk to witnesses about the arrest.