She's headed for a jail cell, at least temporarily, but the fact she survived the initial encounter - plus the simple fact there was a good buncha witnesses - just might combine to make it more likely she'll stay alive thru the rest of her ordeal.
And that could mean that whoever's next stands a tiny bit better chance of being treated a tiny bit better as well.
Watchfulness and locks help honest people stay honest. Transparency and citizen oversight help good cops stay good.
hat tip = AlterNet