'He Just Went From Being a Police Officer to Being a Butt,' Says Woman Suing Police For Police Brutality
Last January, Tyesha Calhoun of Riverside, California was driving a car when she was hit by a drunk driver. Instead of calling 911, she called her family. Cops soon arrived at the seen anyway and, according to her, one of the officers "went from being a police officer to being a butt." Fearing for her safety, she say she called 911 and that's when the officer told her to shut up. When she decided to leave the scene, Tyesha says the officer snatched her hair and slammed her to the ground, punched her in the face and called her a "black bitch." She now has a nasty leg injury and is suing the police department for $10 million. For its part, the Riverside Police Department denies any wrongdoing and released 3 hours of dashcam videos and audio recordings to support their position. Tyesha (who was driving on a suspended license), along with her sister and brother, were arrested that night and charged with battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest.