there is a fine line here. all I can say is based on facts
1) they were brought in for Auto theft. (they are thieves)
2) Throwing anything or showing an "attempt" at an officer will get you in trouble.
you just don't do it. stupid ...stupid...
3) yes the officers could have just walked away and or hand cuffed her to something.
4) We do not know the whole story.
5) personally, I am sick and tired of criminals crying for being treated by cops like crap.
you break the law, you pay the piper. thats what wrong with society today...