May 19, 2017 21:20 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Police forcibly remove elderly woman from LA train station

Police forcibly remove elderly woman from LA train station

The 76-year-old woman was sitting in the reserved seating area at Union Station in Los Angeles when two sheriff's deputies arrested her when she refused to move.

Police have come under fire for cellphone footage that shows officers forcibly removing an elderly woman from a train station seat. 

The 76-year-old woman was sitting in the reserved seating area at Union Station in Los Angeles this week when two sheriff's deputies asked her to move. 

Footage of the incident, which was filmed by the woman's friend and obtained by CBS, shows the elderly woman asking officers for her cane so she can stand.

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The 76-year-old woman was sitting in the reserved seating area at Union Station in Los Angeles when two sheriff's deputies arrested her when she refused to move

The 76-year-old woman was sitting in the reserved seating area at Union Station in Los Angeles when two sheriff's deputies arrested her when she refused to move

 'I will give you your cane once you stand up,' the officer can be heard saying. 

The woman responded: 'No, hand me my cane so I can stand up.'

When the woman refused to stand, one of the officers could be seen pushing her head down as they tried to arrest her. 

She could be heard screaming: 'You are hurting me' and 'stop, stop!'.

Footage of the incident, which was filmed by the woman's friend and obtained by CBS, shows one officer pushing down on the woman's head (above) as they arrested her

Footage of the incident, which was filmed by the woman's friend and obtained by CBS, shows one officer pushing down on the woman's head (above) as they arrested her

The 76-year-old was eventually arrested but has since been released from jail. 

Authorities say she still might face charges for obstructing an officer. 

The sheriff's department said they would review the cellphone footage to see if reasonable force was used.   

The woman's friend said she often say in the reserved section of the train station and hadn't been asked to move before.  

The 76-year-old was eventually arrested but has since been released from jail. Authorities say she still might face charges for obstructing an officer

The 76-year-old was eventually arrested but has since been released from jail. Authorities say she still might face charges for obstructing an officer

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