*Audio of 911 call* Disabled and partly deaf woman called the cops after she said she was attacked -- by the cops. Photos are under the video.
Megan Graham, 36, said she pulled into the parking lot to visit a friend when a Federal Way police cruiser drove up behind her with its lights flashing. She believed the officer saw her using a cellphone while driving.
As the confrontation began, Graham dialed 911. According to the 911 recording, Graham told the operator that she was being attacked and needed assistance.
"How dare you even touch me," she told the officer on the recording. The recording captured audio of a police officer repeatedly saying "You are under arrest," "put your hands behind your back" and "stop resisting."
Graham faces a felony charge of assaulting a police officer. Her arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 10 at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.
According to Federal Way police, the officer made the traffic stop and was completing the infraction when Graham, the driver, began walking away with her dog and refused to get back in her vehicle. Police Report
The officer attempted to detain her, and according to police, was met with resistance. The officer advised Graham she was under arrest, and a second officer arrived to assist.
"Crispin then responded with closed fist strikes to Graham's face, which brought her to the ground where she was handcuffed," according to the police report.
Graham said she told the officer she was hard of hearing, and that she wanted to take her dog to a friend's apartment. That's when the officer grabbed her hand, she said, and she reached for her phone.
"The moment I pulled the phone out, he pulled a taser on me," Graham said. "I'm explaining to the operator what's going on. … All of a sudden I'm in a lock hold, he's got me down bent over like in wrestling. Every time he said 'stop resisting,' at the end of 'resisting,' he punched my face."
Graham said she was punched three times in the face.
"Force was used to affect the arrest," according to Federal Way police. "The incident and the force used to affect the arrest is under review."
Photos under the Video
In: Regional News, WTF
Tags: disabled, deaf, woman, megan, graham, police, cops, assault, stop, resisting, arrest, brutality, bashed, arrested,
Location: Federal Way, Washington, United States (load item map)
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