Transcript for Police Investigate Aggressive Action Taken Against Resisting Mother
one-on-one with her on the red carpet a wild scene playing out on a highway in new mexico. What starts as a simple traffic stop ended up with police shooting at a van fuld with kids. Doing 71 back there in a 55, okay? Reporter: New mexico state police said it began with a traffic stop, the situation quickly escalates when the driver disobeys the officer and pulls away. He pulls her over a second time. This time, his tone is harsh. Get out of the vehicle. Get out of the vehicle right now! The officer reaches in, trying to pull the driver out. You ran away from me, okay? Sir I pulled over. Reporter: She finally gets out. Turn around and face your vehicle. B Reporter: But she tries to go back in. But her son comes out and rushes the officer. The boy rushes into the car as backup arrives. Open the door and open the door! The woman drivers away again. While another officer fires three shots at the mini van with five kids inside, one reportedly as young as 6. She gives up in front of a hotel, she and her son are both arrested. She faces charges including child abuse. Her son is charged with battery of an officer. Based on the information that we have, there's nothing to suggest to me they had justification to fire upon the car. Reporter: A spokesperson tells abc news they can't comment on the officer's actions in the video, due to the fact that an internal inquiry into the matter has been launch zbld can the police articulate justification for firing upon her? They may have it. Reporter: Abc news tried contacting the driver and her attorney for comment but was unable to reach them. Dan and bianna. Tough video to watch. Really tough video all right, interesting to hear the police response. Another check of the morning's top stories.
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