Female Double Amputee Falls to Ground During Florida Arrest

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201715 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A woman in Miami, Florida, who had parts of her two legs amputated, fell to the ground and was left there for a time while she was arrested on December 3.

The woman, named in <a href="http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-dade-police-officers-filmed-handcuffing-legless-woman-throwing-her-to-ground-8976632" target="_blank">reports</a> as 52-year-old Mary Brown, was arrested on charges of trespassing. During the arrest process, she fell out her wheelchair and was left on the ground for a time by two officers.

Miami-Dade Police reportedly reviewed footage of the incident and said in a statement, "as an agency we need to provide our law enforcement officers additional resources to aid them in facilitating the transport of disabled individuals, so that situations such as these are handled in a more amicable manner in the future.”

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