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Sat May 16, 2020, 10:34 PM

Missouri police officers indicted after video emerges of alleged assault on trans woman

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/16/kansas-city-police-officers-alleged-assault-transgender-woman-missouri-video



Missouri police officers indicted after video emerges of alleged assault on trans woman
Two Kansas City officers face charges after footage that appears to show woman’s head being slammed into sidewalk during arrest last year

Two Kansas City police officers face assault charges for allegedly slamming a transgender woman’s face into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest that was captured on video.

A grand jury in Missouri indicted Matthew Brummett, 37, and Charles Prichard, 47, on one misdemeanor charge each of fourth-degree assault related to the encounter, the Jackson county prosecutor’s office announced on Friday.

The video, recorded by a passerby outside a beauty supply store on 24 May last year, shows the officers kneeing the woman in the face, torso and ribs and forcing her arms over her head while handcuffed. The woman was black; the officers are white.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-kansas-city-cops-charged-assault-black-transgender-woman-20200516-xl7sxsi53zbadbgnmx36jy32eq-story.html

According to the affidavit, a man passing by in his vehicle during the arrest said he saw a police officer strike a woman with a closed fist. The woman ends up on the ground and the man used a cell phone to make a video of the incident. The phone video shows Ms. Hill on her stomach with Brummett and Prichard kneeling on top of her torso, ribs, and upper back. In contrast to the officers’ statements, Brummett slams Ms. Hill’s face two times on the concrete and then he drops his knee and a portion of his body weight on her neck/right shoulder area. The officers then complete the handcuffing. Prichard is then heard saying, “[w]e tried to be easy” and “[y]ou made it this way.” Ms. Hill can be heard moaning or crying in pain and asking for help immediately after this.

Moments later, according to the affidavit, someone approaches and is waived away by Brummett. While Ms. Hill is still laying on the sidewalk, Brummett steps on Ms. Hill’s right hip. Prichard picks up her handcuffed hands and pulls/presses them upward until they are in line with Ms. Hill’s head as she is prone on her stomach. The cell phone video footage shows no apparent movement from Ms. Hill prior to her arms being maneuvered in this way. Just before this, Prichard can be heard saying, “[y]ou wanna push more.” In response, Ms. Hill says, “I didn’t push nobody.” Prichard responds by saying, “[s]top it, I’m tired of messin’ with you.” In addition, Prichard, while pulling/pressing her arms upwards, says, “[y]ou’re doing it now.” Again, Ms. Hill can be heard moaning and crying in pain until she goes silent.

The woman has since died after being shot in October at a Kansas City home, and a man has been charged in her death. She went by various first names, including Brianna or Brionna, Bebe, and Briya. Her surname was Hill.

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A Kansas City Police Department investigation determined the officers did nothing wrong, according to the police union. The Jackson county prosecutor’s office said it brought the case to a grand jury because police declined to provide prosecutors with a probable cause statement, which is normally submitted by a detective at the conclusion of an investigation.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:39 PM

1. Psychos.

Hopefully, something will be done, but I doubt it.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:44 PM

2. indictment is something... let 'em go broken defending their sick behinds

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:56 PM

3. Its a tragedy that Ms. Hill is no longer here to testify against these bullies with badges

I hope justice is done - I am sorry so much pain was visited on her. From those monstrous cops to the person who killed her.

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