I spotted this story over at Yahoo News. It seems that two police officers from Jasper,Texas were fired after using excessive force to restrain a woman in the police station. The restrainee is named Keyarika Diggles. She was reportedly arrested for unpaid fines. To make matters worse Jasper has a reputation of a town with racial tension. The former officers involved are both white and the assaulted female is black.
Jasper Police Beating Woman Jasper Police Dept Video
“The amount of force used was abominable,”
“She got her hair pulled out, broke a tooth, braces got knocked off … it was brutal,” – Cade Bernsen [Keyarika Diggles attorney]
The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters on May 5, 2013. Security cameras caught the incident fromtwo different angles. There’s no audio on the video but Diggles can clearly be seen being dragged by her ankles into a jail cell.
According to Yahoo News Diggles is being represented by attorney Cade Bernsen. Diggles was charged with resisting arrest for arguing with the officers but the charge was dropped according to Bernsen.
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