Video shows police forcibly arresting 65-year-old woman for not wearing face mask inside bank in Texas
Texas police arrested a 65-year-old woman on Thursday for not wearing a face mask in public in spite of the officially lifted up mask mandate.
The arrest took place in Galveston when 65-year-old Terry Wright entered a Bank of America without wearing a mask. She refused to put one on when a manager told her to do so. She was asked to leave but she refused too, and the manager called the police.
The confrontation with the authorities started after a short talk when the officer took out the handcuffs and Wright began to walk away, as bodycam video shows. Then the officer grabbed Wright by the neck and forced her to the ground.
"Police brutality right here people," Wright said as she was being handcuffed.
While being escorted out of the bank, Wright claimed that the officer injured her foot during the arrest. Later she specified that she had three bones broken as the result of the forcible arrest.
"Wright suffered minor injuries during the struggle, police said. She was taken to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital for treatment, police said," the Daily News reported. "Wright hadn't been charged or booked into the jail as of Friday afternoon because she was being treated for her injuries, police said."