Kianga Mwamba was filming some Baltimore police officers performing an arrest when she was allegedly tased by an unidentified cop who reportedly tried to erase her video of the incident.
The confrontation was filmed by Mwamba back in March and was thought to have been deleted, but was saved in a cloud storage device. The video (below) was posted online by Mwamba's children on Monday.
Mwamba was in her car when she started filming what she believed to be abuse of a suspect by the officers. One of the cops saw her filming and yelled at Mwamba, who said she had the right to film them. She added that her father is a police officer.
In response, the police officers tell her to pull her car over. Mwamba agreed to pull her car off to the side of the road, noted The Free Thought Project.
In response, the officers continued to yell at Mwamba to pull her car over, yanked Mwamba out of her car and tased her, according to reports.
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In the video, a voice is heard off-camera, possibly belonging to a police officer, saying the f-word several times and, “You're a dumb bitch, you know that?”
Mwamba was arrested and charged with using her car to hit a cop. According to court papers, a police officer claimed that Mwamba accelerated her car toward another police officer and he yelled for her to stop.
Baltimore prosecutors dropped the charges back in September, but now Mwamba has filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore police officers for $7 million.
The Baltimore Police Department released a statement to CBS Baltimore: “The video does not capture enough information to draw definitive conclusions about what transpired before, during, and after the arrest. What is clear is that the language used is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
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