Tiffany McNeil has filed a federal lawsuit against three police officers in Coldwater, Michigan, after she was violently knocked unconscious by one of the officers on July 24.
McNeil was handcuffed in an entrance to the county jail when she was knocked down and bloodied, notes the Detroit Free Press.
McNeil’s lawsuit alleges the cop used excessive force and the police lied about the incident, which was filmed by a surveillance camera.
McNeil was taken to the jail after her husband called the cops during an argument, notes the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims the officer, who slammed McNeil face-first in the concrete floor, and two other cops lied in their police reports when they said McNeil was “combative” and “actively resisting” arrest, and that she fell to the ground.
McNeil’s attorney, Solomon Radner, told the Detroit Free Press:
It was absolutely egregious, disgusting, thug-like conduct. You don’t expect that from police officers, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.
Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said city officials are reviewing the lawsuit.
After being bloodied by the cop, McNeil was charged with a felony count of resisting a police officer; the charge was eventually dropped in a plea deal.
(Source: Detroit Free Press)