Kim Nguyen, 28, had been taken into custody on March 17 outside of a restaurant on suspicion of public intoxication. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car for transport to a jail facility.
Surveillance footage showed Nguyen on her back in the street moments after a patrol car passed by. An LAPD commander said patrol cars are equipped with locks that officers should engage when transporting a suspect. The incident is under investigation.