October 22, 2020
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Black Woman, Handcuffed And Upside Down In Police Car, Screams ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ Bodycam Footage Shows

KEY POINTS

  • Shataeah Kelly¬†was arrested for disorderly conduct on Aug.27, 2019
  • Bodycam footage released Tuesday showed her begging for help while hogtied in a patrol car
  • Following the incident, the officer was terminated but he has appealed his firing.

Bodycam footage of a Black woman begging for help after being hogtied and left in the back of an Aurora, Colo., police cruiser for over 20 minutes was released Tuesday.

The woman, identified as Shataeah Kelly, was arrested for disorderly conduct on Aug. 27, 2019. Aurora police officer Levi Huffine handcuffed her and put her in the backseat of the patrol car. When she started sliding around in the backseat in order to escape, the officer pulled her out, hogtied her and placed her back in the backseat. During the 20-minute drive to the jail, Kelly begged for help.

Bodycam footage showed the woman lying in the back of the

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