As the 5-foot 4-inch Jordan exited her vehicle, she allegedly failed to comply with officers' commands to get back into the car and was slammed to the ground by the male officers and placed in handcuffs, according to the officials.
While handcuffed, she was led to the officers' patrol car. Moments later, she was slammed again to the pavement, apparently with more force, by one of the officers, who was much larger than Jordan, the officials said.
Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday in a statement that he had "serious concerns" about the use of force.
"We will investigate this thoroughly and hold our officers accountable for their actions," Beck said.
The LAPD disclosed the incident Tuesday evening in a statement, saying the officers had been assigned to desk duties while internal affairs detectives investigated the altercation.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 485-1486 or the Foothill Division watch commander at (818) 756-8861