Or at least that was their story until the video surfaced of them dragging the child down a flight of stairs before punching and tasing her repeatably. They then tried to charge her with misdemeanor and felony charges…until the video showing their story to be a lie was released.
The video cuts to footage from another camera, showing an officer dragging the girl down the stairs by the leg while the second officer slides down the stairs on top of her.
As the girl lay on the ground at the bottom of the stairs, the video shows one officer stepping on her while the second officer punches her. She was also tased, the lawsuit says.
And before I get accused of being anti-police I’d like to state that is not the case. I believe that the overwhelmingly vast majority of our officers perform their extremely demanding jobs with integrity and I am thankful for their service to their community.