Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Woman beaten by Police

A woman with hearing loss says police beat her for not responding to their verbal orders--orders she couldn't hear. The altercation took place last week in Federal Way, Washington and it left Megan Graham visibly bruised. Graham claims she was just driving to her apartment and didn't hear an officer who was sitting in the parking lot tell her to get back in the car. When he got out and grabbed her wrist, she felt attacked. She called 911 for help. During the call she said:
"You attacked me before you said anything! There is no point whatsoever for you to touch me like that, especially with my condition, so how dare you even touch me?"
The officer can be heard saying, "You are under arrest" while another who punches her in the face, yells at her to stop resisting. She can be heard saying "I'm not resisting!" Local police tell a different story. They say she took a fighting stance and tried to hit the officer with her fist before he took her down. Graham is due in court Monday morning (June 10).

3 comments:

The Media Prof said...

Last week the police in the UK wrongfully arrested an adult deaf man.The article below reports that an adult woman wad badly beaten by police in the US.How can two policemen beat up a defenceless hearing impaired woman?

Cinnamon Rodriguez said...

Break law and respect.disabled deaf people and hearing police no excuse than bully attacks without no reason where first.proof.communitian paper.first amen.

Anonymous said...

"Bad Cop shame broken laws" for the Ada laws no excuse Should know better than Training Became good Cop. Bad Cop got go prison lifetime and huge fine broken the laws how would sound mean to you ?? it is enough abuse human rights !