BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A disturbing video shows another possible case of police brutality at the ends of Baltimore City police. The incident happened in March and it is hard to watch.
Rochelle Ritchie sat down with the woman’s attorney.READ MORE: 3 Men Receive Life Sentences In Trio Of Baltimore Shootings
Baltimore City Police are not going to discuss the issue on camera but say they were made aware of the incident in April.
This is the latest video to once again shine a light on what attorneys call Baltimore Police using excessive force. The video runs just over two minutes. The woman holding the phone is 36-year-old Kianga Mwamba and she is recording the arrest of a man on the street.
Police tell her she can record but yell for her to move out of the way of traffic and park.
“All right, I’ll park,” she said.
“You need to pull the car over,” police said.
“I am about to pull over,” she replied.READ MORE: Jury Selected For Trial Of Man Charged With Murdering Dante Barksdale
Despite her explanation, attorneys say their client was Tasered and snatched out of the car.
“Give me your [expletive] hands. Out of the car, out of the car, out of the car, out of the car. Get out of the [expletive] car,” the police said.
The woman in the video—the daughter of a Capitol Police officer—was Tasered as she was slammed to the ground.
In a statement to WJZ, police officials say “During the arrest, language is used that is both offensive and unacceptable. The Baltimore police department expects and demands that officers treat every citizen with respect, regardless of the situation.”
The woman was arrested and charged with using her vehicle to strike an officer. In a statement of probable cause, the officer says the woman accelerated toward another officer and he yelled for her to stop—but attorneys say the video and probable cause statement do not match up.
The attorneys say their client was left with cuts, bruises and a severe sprain—but it is the emotional scars that are the hardest to heal.
Attorneys say police attempted to delete the video but the woman’s tech-savvy kids recovered the video in her iCloud.
The woman’s father, a police officer, posted a $50,000 bond to bail out his daughter. The officer in the video remains on the job.
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