January 17, 2021
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Police in Aurora, Colorado, release video of woman restrained with her head on floor of police car crying for help

A fired police officer in Aurora, Colorado, said he was “very remorseful” for dismissing the pleas of a Black woman who was upside down with her hands and feet tied together on the floorboard of his patrol car for roughly 21 minutes.



a person in a car: An Aurora, Colorado, police officer was fired for not helping a woman rolled onto the floor of his police car while her hands and feet were tied together.


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An Aurora, Colorado, police officer was fired for not helping a woman rolled onto the floor of his police car while her hands and feet were tied together.

Officer Levi Huffine was fired in February over the August 2019 incident but earlier this week, police made public video of the incident and Huffine testified at an appeal hearing.

Body camera footage shows the woman being handcuffed, taken to a police car and later her hands and feet were hog-tied using a soft restraint hobble.

Police officers can be heard saying in the video that the woman, identified as 28-year-old Shataean Kelly by CNN affiliate

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Former Aurora cop admits to ignoring Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first on the floor while hogtied in a patrol car

A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, admitted Thursday to ignoring a Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first while hogtied in the back of a patrol car for nearly 21 minutes in August 2019. Video footage of the incident, first shown by the city on Tuesday, is part of an appeal hearing for former police officer Levi Huffine, who was fired over the incident in February. 

The video, timestamped shortly before 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2019, begins with a woman later identified as 28-year-old Shataean Kelly kneeling on the ground with her hands in the air after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman. 

Huffine handcuffs her, and when the audio picks up roughly 30 seconds in, Huffine is heard saying he had deployed his Taser. When Kelly tried to tell the officer that she wasn’t responsible for the incident that police responded to, he told

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Video of woman hobbled in Aurora police car shown at hearing

A video clip of a distressed woman hobbled in back of an Aurora police patrol car has surfaced as part of a civil service hearing in which the officer, who was fired in February, is trying to get his job back.

Officer Levi Huffine was fired, for “severe misconduct,” in February for an incident that happened in August of 2019, according to police.

Huffine was taking a woman to jail, on suspicion of municipal code violations in connection with a fight, when she was placed in a soft restraint hobble, which controls a person’s ankles and can be connected to a waist chain or belt.

The woman, placed inside the vehicle laying on her stomach, pleaded that she couldn’t breathe and that her neck was going to break. Over a 20 minute period, Huffine did nothing to help her, according to a summary of the incident. During the woman’s arrest,

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Video shows Aurora police ignoring Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first on the floor while hogtied in a patrol car

A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, ignored a Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first while hogtied in the back of a patrol car for nearly 21 minutes in August 2019, according to body camera footage shown by the city on Tuesday. The footage was part of an appeal hearing for former police officer Levi Huffine, who was fired over the incident in February. 

The video, timestamped shortly before 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2019, begins with a woman later identified as 28-year-old Shataean Kelly kneeling on the ground with her hands in the air after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman. 

Huffine handcuffs her, and when the audio picks up roughly 30 seconds in, Huffine is heard saying he had deployed his Taser. When Kelly tried to tell the officer that she wasn’t responsible for the incident that police responded to, he told her to

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