Video shows man attacking Asian SFPD officer in possible hate crime
Onlookers stepped in to assist a San Francisco police officer who battled a man she had arrested for questioning in Chinatown, according to police who said the case was under investigation in as long as possible hate crime.
A published video on Instagram by @the_asian_dawn showed an officer approaching a man on the sidewalk and telling him to turn around with his hands on his head, which he did while she questioned him. He then turned around and started hitting and pushing her. The video showed four men running up and yelling at the man to get off the officer, hitting and shooting him as he punched the officer in the head and face, on the ground. Alternate officers quickly arrived and arrested the man.