Police Brutality —women calls 911 while cop is hitting her in the face
A photo published by KIRO 7 shows Graham with black and blue marks over her eye and face.
Graham’s friend Deborah Fenwick backed up Graham’s account in an interview with the local news outlet. “That woman was not resisting, I saw it. That woman doesn’t have a violent bone in her body. She’s got a heart of gold. If she would have understood the officer’s commands in the first place, she would have absolutely complied with him.”
The police dispute that narrative. In a statement e-mailed to KIRO 7, they said: “As the officer approached, Graham squared off against him in a fighter’s stance and attempted to strike him with closed fists. (The officer) responded with closed fist strikes to Graham’s face which brought her to the ground where she was handcuffed.”
Graham says she did not hit the officer, and that she told the officer “about my condition. Punching me over and over in the eye is obviously excessive force. He could have handled it a lot differently.”
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