Police Say Santa Maria Officer Acted Appropriately

A short video is making the rounds on social media showing an altercation between a suspect and a Santa Maria Police officer Saturday night. Officials say, the video only shows a few seconds of an incident that was several minutes long and does not include the incidents that led up to the altercation. After reviewing the video, investigators believe the officer’s actions were appropriate. Police say the suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting arrest and drug charges.