Probe follows video showing officers hitting alleged prostitute

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by James Muñoz

KENS 5

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 11 at 12:16 PM

SAN ANTONIO-- On July 4, 22-year-old Destiny Rios was arrested in the 2300 block of Culebra Road in San Antonio.

An officer approached her and soon realized she was wanted on a warrant for prostitution.

The San Antonio police officer said when he attempted to arrest her she resisted. Two other officers who were parked nearby approached and helped subdue Destiny Rios.

Lorenzo Rios lives nearby and heard the commotion. He said he didn't like what he was saw and decided to record the incident.

"You could hear from across the street the pounding on her back and on her bones and she was yelling to stop because she was pregnant," he said.

Police Chief William McManus said an initial review of the video indicates the three officers followed proper procedure.

"Based on what we know right now, there was no reason to put them on admin duty," McManus said. "We are going to look into it further though, just to make sure all our policies and procedures were followed properly."

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Destiny Rios remains in the infirmary for treatment of an addiction, but is physically fine. The police report said Rios was medically cleared.

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