Video Captures Cop Tackling Teen Girl in Cell

Girl tackled, apparently punched after kicking off her shoes in Seattle cell
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 1, 2009 5:30 AM CST

(Newser) – A video of a Seattle cop hurling a 15-year-old girl to the floor of a holding cell and apparently punching her in the head has been released by prosecutors trying the officer for excessive force. "This case is beyond police misconduct, it's criminal misconduct," said the lead prosecutor. The cop tackled the teen, who was busted for taking her parents' car, when she kicked off her shoes as she entered the cell. The deputy has pleaded not guilty.
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