In a heart-warming show of social solidarity, a group of bystanders was seen on a video camera helping a female police officer who was being attacked by a homeless person who was reported to have been shouting racial epithets at Asian passers-by in San Francisco’s Chinatown yesterday. The homeless person in question is currently under police custody.
The video footage shows the police officer approaching the homeless person carefully, instructing him to face the other way. Without warning, the homeless person turned around and started assaulting the police officer, pushing her down to the ground.
UPDATE: Video shows @SFPD officers converging on Clay & Kearny after officer reports she’s struggling w/suspect. Witnesses say he had been spewing racist epithets at Asian people passing by. : @Sfstreets415 pic.twitter.com/Wjm1Rie0gM
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) May 30, 2021
Fortunately, bystanders came to her rescue not too long after the physical altercation started and were able to thwart the homeless