An Arizona cop forced himself into the home of a woman who was wrapped in a towel after stepping out the shower, handcuffing her, which made her drop her towel, as he threatened to take her to jail.
Simply because he did not like her attitude.
Especially because she insisted on recording the encounter with Chandler police officer Doug Rose, who told her he was responding to an earlier call about her arguing with her estranged husband at his residence.
According to ABC 15:
“I was in the shower,” Rossi said. “My daughter came to the shower and said there are two officers at the door. So I just grabbed a towel.”
When she answered the door, there were two Chandler Police officers. One of those officers was Doug Rose.
Rossi said Rose became very aggressive and she told him to wait at the door so she could go get a cell phone.
“It made me very uncomfortable,” Rossi said. “So I closed the door. I turn to go into my living room, and I probably get about five steps in; and all of a sudden, I just hear boots running in after me, telling me stop or I’ll arrest you.”
At that point, both Rossi and her daughter begin recording. That’s when things turned south.
“This was not the proper treatment of a citizen,” said Marc Victor, Rossi’s attorney. “This was disgusting. This was barbaric.”
Police records show that investigators believed Rossi was trying to agitate Rose.
Rossi also admits she took an attitude with the officer after he illegally entered her home.
The video shows Rossi manhandling her until her towel falls off where he then pretends he is surprised she is naked.
He handcuffs her, but then eventually unhandcuffs her, figuring his contempt-of-cop castigation was all the lesson she needed to learn how to properly respect cops.
But the woman filed a complaint with internal affairs, which determined he did a number of things wrong, including forcing himself into her home.
So rather than wait to get disciplined or possibly fired, Rose simply retired where he remains eligible for his pension.
Read the internal affairs report here.