A 65-year-old woman was violently thrown to the ground and arrested in a Texas Bank of America for not wearing a mask — despite the fact that the mandate was lifted in the state.
Shocking body camera footage of the incident was released by Galveston police.
The woman, 65-year-old Terry White, went to the bank on Thursday without a mask, the day after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mandate. In the footage, a bank manager directs the officer to White, who explains that the state has lifted mandate.
The officer tells the woman that under Gov. Abbott’s directive, businesses can still require people to wear masks inside.
In response, White explains that she just wants to pull her money out of the bank — but the officer says that she must come back with a mask to do so.
“Ma’am, listen, we can do this the easy way or the hard way,” the officer tells her.