Stop Resisting! – Disabled woman calls 911 to report assault by a cop as she’s being arrested | RedCowHills
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Megan Graham, 36, said she pulled into the parking lot to visit a friend when a Federal Way police cruiser drove up behind her with its lights flashing. She believed the officer saw her using a cellphone while driving.

As the confrontation began, Graham dialed 911. According to the 911 recording, Graham told the operator that she was being attacked and needed assistance.

_How dare you even touch me,_ she told the officer on the recording. The recording captured audio of a police officer repeatedly saying _You are under arrest,_ _put your hands behind your back_ and _stop resisting._

Graham faces a felony charge of assaulting a police officer. Her arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 10 at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

According to Federal Way police, the officer made the traffic stop and was completing the infraction when Graham, the driver, began walking away with her dog and refused to get back in her vehicle. Police Report

The officer attempted to detain her, and according to police, was met with resistance. The officer advised Graham she was under arrest, and a second officer arrived to assist.

_Crispin then responded with closed fist strikes to Graham_s face, which brought her to the ground where she was handcuffed,_ according to the police report.

Graham said she told the officer she was hard of hearing, and that she wanted to take her dog to a friend_s apartment. That_s when the officer grabbed her hand, she said, and she reached for her phone.

_The moment I pulled the phone out, he pulled a taser on me,_ Graham said. _I_m explaining to the operator what_s going on. … All of a sudden I_m in a lock hold, he_s got me down bent over like in wrestling. Every time he said _stop resisting,_ at the end of _resisting,_ he punched my face._

Graham said she was punched three times in the face.



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