It's time for 2016 to come to an end. 

On Wednesday, November 17, Facebook user Danny Paredes Esb shared a video of a Flagstaff, Arizona police officer punching a woman in the face.

The officer tries to arrest her but she asks for a warrant first and pulls away.

He tells her to stop resisting arrest, to which she stands still and calmly tells him she wants a warrant. 

"Please officer, can I have a warrant, please," she tells him. "You cannot arrest me until I know I have a warrant."


He then punches her in the face.

The man filming shouts, "Hey, you can't hit a girl like that!" but the officer continues to put the woman in handcuffs. 

She continues to pull her hands away while crying. He then tells her he's going to tase her. 

Someone shouts, "Just let them arrest you" and "Just go with him we'll get you out, just don't let him hit you."

"What did I do?!" she cries, but finally complies, crying that she didn't do anything. 

As the officer puts her in cuffs, his gun is drawn.

It's unclear why the officer wanted to arrest her, but according to the conversation she sold her car to pay for whatever charges she owed. 

In handcuffs, she sits peacefully on the ground, refusing to go until he can produce a warrant. When he says she's under a rest she says "for what?"

He doesn't answer. 

In less than a day, the video racked up 69,000 page views and has been shared over 1,000 times. 

According to a Facebook post, the Flagstaff police identified the officer as Jeff Bonar.

He's since been placed on administrative leave while the department conducts an internal investigation.

"Our agency is very concerned by what is depicted in this video," they wrote.

An anonymous source who formally worked as a police officer told Revelist that Bonar broke protocol by punching the woman, regardless of her resistance.  

"There are certain areas that you're aloud to hit but the face, or head, is not one of them," she said. 

*Warning* violent imagery below

Police brutality has been in the national spotlight as reports of unarmed black men and women die at their hands — but their treatment of women specifically has been somewhat under the radar until recently. 

Police officers have a domestic violence — even worse than the NFL. According to the National Center for Women and Policing, nearly half of police families experience domestic violence. 

Of course, both instances go underreported. And when they are, abusers get little or no punishment. 

Per a 2013 New York Times study unearthed by The Atlantic, "Nearly 30 percent of the officers accused of domestic violence were still working in the same agency a year later, compared with 1 percent of those who failed drug tests and 7 percent of those accused of theft."

In other words, an officer is more likely to get fired for smoking a bowl than beating his wife. 

If they can abuse their loved ones, it's no surprise this officer slugged a stranger. 

(H/T: BuzzFeed)