In their videos, police officers are seen attempting to put the man into the vehicle. He appears to resist the police officers.
Maas said officers used Tasers on the man, although it is not seen during the video.
The entire incident lasted roughly an hour, according to Maas and Rodriguez, but only about 20 minutes of the interaction was included in the videos.
Police are still investigating
Ometu has posted bond on the charges and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office is waiting for law enforcement to complete their investigation, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said in a statement emailed to CNN on Friday.
Once the investigation is complete, the district attorney’s office will “review all evidence and decide how to proceed with any potential criminal case,” Gonzales said.
Tess House, an attorney who has been in contact with Ometu’s family but is not yet formally representing him, was unable to comment on his behalf when reached by CNN over the phone Friday. However, she told CNN that Ometu has been released from jail but his phone is still in the possession of police.
CNN has not been able to reach Ometu or family members for comment.
Mayor and police department respond
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said in a tweet
Thursday that he is “seeking a full account of this incident, which is currently under investigation.” He has not responded to a request from CNN
for further comment.
“We have to approach this situation seriously because every single resident deserves fair and equitable treatment from their city,” Nirenberg said in the tweet.
The San Antonio Police Department, in a statement emailed to CNN on Friday, said officers were called to investigate a “family violence incident.”
“The suspect fled before police arrived, but the victim provided officers with the suspect’s information and officers also obtained information that the suspect was also wanted for a felony robbery warrant,” the statement read.
“The individual contacted was in close proximity to the call and he matched the physical and clothing description provided by the victim. That was the only reason he was stopped and questioned as the officers legitimately believed he was the wanted suspect.”
The statement also said the department is aware of “several videos of the incident that have been posted online” and that the incident “will be reviewed administratively to ensure all policies were followed.”