The video, shot by a bystander inside a Starbucks, shows a black woman apparently being ordered out of her vehicle and told to back up to officers, at least four of whom are pointing weapons at her. The video, which was viewed 3 million times, showed LAPD officers with their guns drawn on an unarmed Neal.
In a freakish string of events, three suspects have been indicted on charges of kidnapping an actress and actor in Los Angeles a year ago, and holding them for ransom.
There, the trio stripped Capone naked and forced him to stay in a bathtub for 30 hours without food.
The trio collectively face 17 federal charges, including kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, mayhem, conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance, police said.
But now a story even more shocking has emerged, revealing the woman was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of two Los Angeles actors. McCrackin, whose film credits include Halloween: Resurrection and She Rises, eventually wrote a check for $10,000 to Neal, who deposited it into her account, according to prosecutors.
Police say the suspects allegedly went to the McCrackin's South LA home and pistol whipped Capone, placed black hoods over their heads and drove them to a home in Compton.
In response to the social media backlash, the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement: "We are aware this video has raised concerns from the community". Neal and Jones are also charged with perjury after they told police the Lexus was "a gift" from McCrackin.
Jones and Neal have also been charged with perjury after they allegedly tried to declare that McCrackin's Lexus was a "gift" to them.
The suspects then allegedly drove McCrackin back to her home.
Bail was set at $1 million for Jones and Neal, and $2.08 million for Stewart. Jones and Stewart have also been detained and are being held on $3 million and $2 million bail, respectively. The defendants have been scheduled for a court appearance on July 23 for a pretrial hearing. Each of the three suspects potentially face lifetime prison sentences if convicted.