The driver, who was recording the incident with her phone, told Moore she wasn’t doing anything.
“You’re violating a traffic violation, so at this point you’re being detained,” Moore said. “I’m going to ask you to step out of the car or we’re going to remove you out of the car. … I’m trying to be nice.”
“But I don’t think I’ve done anything to be detained for,” the woman said.
The video shows Moore reaching into driver’s open window gap as she rolls it up and screams, “Do not reach into my car! Stop, stop!”
Moore pulled out his baton and hit the window, shattering glass on the woman. The driver screamed again and said, “OK, OK” as deputies detained her.While handcuffed in an OCSO vehicle, the woman asked Moore why he broke her window.
The deputy said it was because she had rolled the window up on him.
“Because I felt unsafe,” the woman said, as her face was bleeding. “You guys are killing people like me. Are you serious?”
Moore blamed her for not getting out of the car.
“You did this to yourself,” he responded.
The woman suffered minor cuts to the face from broken glass and was taken to a hospital, Sheriff John Mina said during a June 4 press conference.
Mina, who called the incident “troubling,” said he would open an inquiry into the deputy’s behavior and review the case before.
Moore in his report wrote that there was evidence to support charges against the woman of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting without violence.
The Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday said it had sent the case to Ayala’s office last week “for a determination on charges.”