A Valencia woman has sued the city of Carlsbad and several of its officers over allegations that she was pinned to the ground and punched by police in 2013.
Cindy Hahn said the incident on July 31 – a day she calls the worst one of her life – was caught on cellphone video.
The footage Hahn alleges captured her on the ground with one officer on top of her and a second officer repeatedly hitting her in the head.
Hahn says her children screamed and watched from the car. She says her son still talks about it.
“The only thing that he’ll talk to me about is, ‘I couldn’t protect you, Mom. I could’ve. I could’ve got him off you. I could have helped you,’ ” she said.