QUESTIONS REGARDING EXCESSIVE FORCE SURROUND ARREST OF TUSCALOOSA WOMAN
An investigation is underway after a woman’s arrest is caught on video. Questions about whether it was a clean arrest or excessive force remain.
The video above shows Tuscaloosa police arresting a woman on Friday on the 1700 block of McFarland Boulevard near T-Mobile. A spokesperson for TPD said it happened when police tried to stop a woman who then tried to run from officers.
In the video, the woman is struggling with the officers on the ground and the police officer is hitting the woman with his police baton. TPD sent a statement yesterday saying they were aware of the video and have begun an investigation to determine the full details of the incident.
Lt. Teena Richardson said there will be a meeting today about the video.