DIXON, Calif. (KTXL) — The Solano County Sheriff’s Workplace launched video Monday of an arrest final yr in response to an edited model of that arrest launched final week by an lawyer submitting a federal lawsuit in opposition to the division.
In each movies, physique cameras worn by Solano County deputies recorded them pulling weapons on Nakia Porter earlier than slamming her to the pavement and handcuffing her alongside a rural highway within the city of Dixon on the night time of Aug. 6, 2020.
Porter’s father, Joe Powell, was additionally positioned in handcuffs and briefly detained. Porter’s two daughters, ages 3 and 6, and her 4-year-old niece had been within the again seat on the time.
Of their launch Monday, sheriff’s officers stated deputies pulled the household over after they observed two license plates from totally different states on their SUV.
Sheriff’s officers stated each Porter and Powell bought out of their automobile after the visitors cease and when the deputies instructed Porter to get again into the automobile, she refused.
Whereas being detained, sheriff’s officers stated Porter slipped her proper hand out of her handcuffs and struck a deputy within the face.
Porter was jailed in a single day on suspicion of resisting arrest however was by no means charged.
The lawsuit introduced by lawyer Yasin Almadani accuses the deputies of violating state and federal civil rights statutes by partaking in “illegal seizure, assault and extreme power.”
Cedric Alexander, a police use-of-force professional, was troubled by the video. He questioned why the deputies appeared to hurry to detain Porter and Powell with out first taking actions to de-escalate the scenario, particularly with three younger children within the automotive.
“What’s regarding right here is the usage of power,” stated Alexander, a former president of the Nationwide Group of Black Legislation Enforcement Executives. “There must be a full investigation carried out outdoors of the sheriff’s division, ideally by a district lawyer’s workplace.”
Almadani acquired greater than 18 minutes of uncooked footage by a California Public Data Act request, and edited it down to just under 10 minutes before releasing it to the public last week.
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