WATCH: Arizona Cops Barge Into Showering Woman's Home, Handcuff Her Naked
Esmeralda Rossi says she was just taking a shower when her daughter told her police officers were at the door demanding entry.
The Arizona woman barely had time to grab a towel and her cellphone when she said she heard boots behind her as the cops barged in, they said, to investigate a domestic disturbance call, ABC 15 reports.
Both Rossi and her daughter recorded what came next, which was a lengthy lecture and bullying session where the Chandler Police Officer Doug Rose asked her repeatedly if she wanted to be arrested, then finally grabbed her to handcuff her as her towel fell off exposing her.
Rossi is sobbing at this point, as is her daughter. “I don’t want to touch you, don’t touch me," she wails. Rose's partner does nothing as Rose asks indignantly whether she has absolutely no clothes on, as if it is a crime to take a shower in your own home.
“She was in the f*cking shower, what is wrong with you?” the daughter screams.
Later, Rossi told ABC 15 that she felt molested, by the officer, who proceeded to lecture her for the next 20 minutes about her behavior.
The incident happened in March. Rose retired in May with a full pension. Rossi is suing.
Although the other officer did not help at the time, he did later complain to his superiors about Rose’s conduct, prompting an internal investigation.
According to Raw Story, the investigation found Rose entered Rossi’s home illegally. He also failed to document key aspects of the call, including arresting then un-arresting Rossi and the fact she was naked, according to the New York Daily News. Footage from his body camera was missing.
Although dropped, Rossi's cellphones kept recording as Rose lectures on and on. “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” he says as she sobs. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one in charge. I don’t care if this is your house. You understand me?”
Watch a video and report on the whole incident here.