Goodyear police respond to video showing officer dragging woman

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Goodyear police have responded to a video showing a violent police encounter.

In the video, an officer was seen dragging a woman out of a silver vehicle and onto the pavement, and the officer was even seen pulling out a gun at one point.

In a statement, Goodyear police say they are investigating the specific details of the particular case, and are working to review body cam footage and conducting interviews.

Officials also revealed additional details surrounding the case, saying the suspect, identified as Renee Armenta of Avondale, began to retreat when she was notified that she was being placed under arrest.

Armenta has a suspended license and has been booked into jail on several charges, including resisting arrest and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A second suspect who was a passenger in the vehicle, identified as 27-year-old John Charlie Moreno of Phoenix, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officials went on to say when a conflict with a suspect occurs during an arrest, it can present a "challenging and often dangerous" situation for the arresting officer, and when a situation such as this occurs, it can appear frightening to passersby who don't understand the full context of the situation.