Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Video: Memphis cop brutally beats transgender woman

There is a graphic video at the web site below.

http://www.wmctv. com/global/ story.asp? s=8515744

Video shows police beating at 201 Poplar

Updated: June 18, 2008 09:40 AM MST

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) -Video obtained by Action News 5 shows a Memphis police officer beating a suspect at 201 Poplar in an apparent case of police brutality.

The video, recorded February 12th, shows Duanna Johnson in the booking area at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center after an arrest for prostitution. The tape clearly shows a Memphis police officer walk over to Johnson - a transsexual - and hit her in the face several times.

"Actually he was trying to get me to come over to where he was, and I responded by telling him that wasn't my name - that my mother didn't name me a 'faggot' or a 'he-she,' so he got upset and approached me. And that's when it started," Johnson said...

Hat Tip: LGBT Dems at Yahoo

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