WEST COVINA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- West Covina police released dashcam video Wednesday of a traffic stop in which a woman recorded an officer trying to take her cellphone away and accused him of improper conduct.
Eileen Aquino said she was stunned by the officer's actions, which included cursing at her, and she is now drawing attention to the video in attempt to seek "justice."
The incident occurred on the morning of April 12 along Meadow Road near Garvey Avenue when Aquino and her husband, Chris Moreno, were driving a vehicle without license plates from an auto glass and vehicle sales business they own in West Covina, she told KTLA.
They were stopped by a West Covina Police Department patrol car and provided proper documentation, Aquino said. But the officers began taking a different approach after they ran her husband’s ID, finding he was on probation for a gun violation, she added.
The Police Department said in a statement released Wednesday evening that Moreno's prior convictions also include battery on a police officer, arson and possession of a loaded firearm as a convicted felon.