More Brutality From Jasper, Texas: Cops Fired After Video Captures Them Beating Black Woman

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  • Keyarika "Shea" Diggles

    Two police officers from the Jasper Police Department in Texas have been fired after video captured them brutally handling a woman brought in to pay an unpaid $100 fine, Yahoo! News reports.

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    The incident took place May 5, when Keyarika “Shea” Diggles, 25, was brought to jail to pay the fine, according to her lawyer, Cade Bernsen. Diggles, according to Bersen, was on the phone speaking with her mother to arrange the payment when Officer Ricky Grissom ended the call. The video recording has no audio, but it appears that Grissom and Diggles began arguing after he discontinued the call.

    Officer Ryan Cunningham soon comes in behind Diggles and tries to handcuff her. She showed no sign of resistance but Cunningham violently grabbed Diggles by the hair and slams her head into a counter. The officers then slam Diggles to the ground. One of the officers tried to drag her to the jail cell but ends up pulling off her shoe. Both officers eventually pull her into the cell. Diggles was charged with resisting arrest; the charge was eventually dropped Monday.

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    Bersen says his client suffered a broken tooth, damaged braces and a loss of hair as a result of the incident.

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