A Jacksonville, Fl. woman is now speaking out after she claims she was beaten and arrested after recording the police. Kelli Wilson says she was recording the police arrest her husband to make sure he wasn’t hurt, but she was the one who actually ended up injured.
In an interview with News 4 Jacksonville, Wilson says that the experience is something she’ll never forget.
“I was beaten, and then falsely arrested, my phone was stolen, my car was taken. It was a traumatic experience. It was definitely an experience you never think you would be going through,” said Wilson.
In the video, you can see police force Wilson to the ground and violently subdue her. Jacksonville police officials said that Wilson was repeatedly interfering with their investigation. Wilson says she was acting politely and tried to identify herself to the officer, until they asked for her cell phone.
“He asked for it, he demanded it again, and I gave him the same, ‘Why do you want my phone? What do you need my phone for?’ He told me he would punch me in my face,” said Wilson. “I eventually got punched and beaten and the sergeant that was on the scene joined in the beating.”
Wilson’s lawyers say the video proves that their client was not interfering with the police investigation, and when asked for a response, the State Attorney’s Office issued the following statement:
“The State Attorney’s Office has evaluated the facts and circumstances in this case and filed the appropriate charge. A jury will determine if the Defendant is guilty of this charge.”
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