Police in Flint, Mich., have opened an investigation to find out the story behind a Facebook video posted Wednesday afternoon that shows a woman being dragged out of a house by what appears to be two men and beaten on the front lawn of the home by a group of three women.
MLive reports that the Facebook post includes three separate video clips, including one in which the woman’s exposed breasts and bloodied face are visible.
The video clip found by The Root shows the woman, who appears to be white, being dragged by two men, one black and one white, down the front stairs of a home as a young woman filming it tells them that she is recording. As the woman is being dragged, her shirt is pulled off. Once she is on the lawn, three women come forward and punch her, kick her and pull her hair.
Flint police said in a statement: “We are aware of the video circulating on Facebook of a woman being assaulted by several people. The case has been assigned to a detective and is being investigated.”
The Facebook page that posted the video is called “Flint Police Live Scanner,” but in an announcement on its official Facebook page, the Flint Police Department said that it does not operate the page:
We are aware of the video circulating on Facebook of a woman being assaulted by several people. The case has been assigned to a detective and is being investigated. The Flint Police Department did not post nor share this video. Please be aware that there are several pages that use “Flint Police” as part of their page name that are not affiliated with our department.
Read more at MLive.