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Video exhibits a Texas sheriff’s deputy on high of stripling after which detaining mom throughout police encounter



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Video taken by a member of the family exhibits a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy on high of an 18-year-old girl, after which arresting her mom throughout a police encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Forney, Texas.

In the video, the lady being held down is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.”

The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office stated in a information launch that Deputy Conner Martin was utilizing an accepted management approach to detain her after responding to a 911 name {that a} younger girl was suicidal and strolling into site visitors in an try and get hit by a automobile.

In a recording of a 911 name launched by Kaufman County, a caller tells a dispatcher {that a} younger girl is strolling in the course of the road and when the caller needed to swerve to overlook her, the lady stated she needed to be run over and needed somebody to finish her life.

“Three people already had to swerve out of the way, me including,” the caller stated within the recording.

Martin’s body-worn digital camera exhibits him arriving on the scene and asking a younger girl what’s fallacious and why she is crying.

The girl, who her household would later determine as Nekia Trigg, 18, was crying however stated she was OK and was simply going house.

She denied strolling in entrance of automobiles.

In the physique digital camera footage, Martin defined he can’t let her go away on her personal.

“I don’t want you to hurt me,” Trigg stated.

Martin, holding Trigg’s arm, responded, “I’m not going to hurt you, but if you keep pulling away, I have got to put you in handcuffs.”

Trigg may be heard saying, “You’re hurting me,” earlier than the digital camera fell to the bottom.

According to the sheriff’s workplace, the digital camera saved recording, but it surely fell beneath Trigg and Martin as they went to the bottom.

Trigg’s sister, Jads Levels, 19, and her good friend, Jermany Sims, 20, witnessed a part of the incident. They advised CNN that they turned conscious of the police encounter after a cellphone name from Trigg on Tuesday night.

“She’s screaming and crying,” Levels advised CNN by cellphone, saying that she remembers Trigg saying, “Police got me, police got me, please come help me.”

Levels stated her mom, Antanique Ray, then arrived at their home from work. They discovered Trigg’s location – only a neighborhood over – and jumped again within the automobile, Levels stated. She stated they have been capable of decide the situation as a result of Trigg had shared it with a good friend.

When they arrived, Levels and Sims stated they heard Trigg yelling and noticed a Kaufman County sheriff’s deputy sitting on high of her holding her fingers above her head.

That’s when Sims started filming the incident.

The video exhibits that the household tried to calm Trigg, telling her to “just breathe” and holding her fingers. They additionally plead with the deputy to get off of Trigg. A quick time later, one other Kaufman County sheriff’s deputy is seen and Trigg is rolled onto her abdomen and put into handcuffs.

As deputies stroll Trigg away her mom is seen approaching them.

She is heard within the video asking the officers if they may loosen Trigg’s cuffs. Martin may be heard telling her to get again at which level a scuffle ensues and Ray is taken into custody.

The sheriff’s workplace says Ray struck Martin, however that is unclear within the household video or from his body-worn digital camera.

Ray was arrested for interfering with public duties and assault of a public servant, in response to the sheriff’s workplace.

CNN has reached out to the Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney’s Office to inquire which fees they’re pursuing, if any.

The Kaufman County Sheriff’s workplace stated Trigg was taken to a psychological well being facility for analysis. The household tells CNN that Trigg was taken to the Terrell State Hospital.

Ray has bonded out of custody however has but to make an preliminary look and Trigg has been launched from the psychological well being facility, in response to the household’s lawyer, Kim T. Cole.

Cole says Trigg underwent an analysis on the facility and that she was “promptly released because they found no reason to keep her.”

When requested concerning the 911 name recording, Cole stated if that was Trigg’s way of thinking, the officer solely made it worse.

“Physical injuries from an auto accident will eventually heal, however, the psychological damage this deputy caused will be with Nekia for the rest of her life,” Cole stated.

Cole says Trigg was not suicidal.

“She was simply trying to get home. She didn’t care about traffic. She wanted to get home,” Cole stated.

Martin has been positioned on administrative go away pending an inside investigation, in accordance with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office coverage, the information launch stated.

CNN has been unable to achieve Martin for remark and the sheriff’s workplace stated there isn’t any assertion from him out there.

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