Montgomery Police Accused Of Excessive Force For Knocking Woman Unconscious
The woman involved is suing the Montgomery County, Ohio jail for the way she was treated.
Emily Evans was arrested in late March for operating a vehicle impaired, but she reportedly did not cooperate during the arrest and the booking process, according to 2 NEWS. At the time, her blood alcohol level was about double the legal limit.
Evans claims that police used excessive force while trying to restrain her, though police say that the force used was appropriate. Officers handcuffed her because she was both verbally and physically aggressive.
“Emily was knocked out. She was completely unconscious, unresponsive, bleeding from the nose,” said Mike Bly, Evans’ attorney. “When you don’t obey the law you pay the consequences. Those consequences don’t include being subjected to unreasonable excessive force, and that’s exactly what happened to Emily.”[su_sky_ad]