A use of force investigation involving the actions of Chicago police officers during a 2011 arrest of an armed robbery suspect has been reopened.
Two officers involved in the arrest have been stripped of their powers amid the investigation.
The police department released dashcam video of the May 2011 incident Friday. The video shows Tiffani Jacobs, 34, being slammed to the ground by an officer after she exited her vehicle with her hands up. She had been fleeing from police with her boyfriend after he robbed a McDonald's.
Police, who say Jacobs tried to run over an officer, also shot the woman twice in the chest during the vehicle chase and later used a Taser on her.
The shooting was found to be justified by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA).
Jacobs is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence in connection with the armed robbery.
CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the actions of the officers who arrested Jacobs were "concerning." The police department released the following statement Friday:
As part of his pledge to rebuild trust between CPD and the community, upon taking office Superintendent Eddie Johnson began reviewing several internal affairs and IPRA cases concerning officer's use of force. Among them was a May 2011 incident where two convicted felons were involved in an armed robbery spree that culminated with offenders attempting to run over responding officers and subsequently being wounded in a non-fatal police involved shooting. After reviewing video footage from the investigation, the Superintendent found that the officers' actions in apprehending one of the offenders - who is now serving time in jail -- concerning. As a result, he has requested the use of force investigation to be reopened and has stripped two officers of their police powers pending the outcome of an independent review.