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Dashboard video at center of alleged police brutality case

Police dash cam:Recently released video:From the video captured by two Millville Police car dashboard cameras, emerge two very different versions of what happened in the pre-dawn hours of February 3, 2008.

The just-released video is at the center of a lawsuit in which Sheila Stevenson, 42, claims she became the victim of excessive force, after then-Millville Police Officer Carlo Drogo pulled her over for illegally riding her bicycle on a sidewalk.

In the course of trying to handcuff Stevenson, the video shows Drogo as he sprays himself in the face with pepper spray and she appears to push him. Drogo then appears to knock Stevenson to the ground to subdue her. Drogo is seen, seemingly doubled over in pain, as other officers arrive.

“I am not doing nothing,” Stevenson screamed on the video.

“Put your hands behind your back,” one of the other officers ordered.

Added: Feb-3-2009 Occurred On: Feb-2-2008
By: jdischord
Tags: Dashboard video at center of alleged police brutality case, Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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