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Kianga Mwamba, 36, was tasered and arrested
by Baltimore Police Department officers in March
while using her mobile phone to film officers kicking
and beating on a man in custody. The police seized and
tampered with her mobile phone – erasing the arrest video.
Charges against her were eventually dropped in September,
but Mwamba recently served the police department with a
lawsuit seeking $7 million.
I’m in shock for real, like are they really doing this to me,” Mwamba, the daughter of a veteran of the Maryland Capitol Police, said as she recalled the arrest in an interview this fall with the Baltimore Sun.
The lawsuit filed with the Circuit Court for Baltimore City last Thursday said the police “attacked” her, “dragged” her from her vehicle, and “threw her onto the street, handcuffed her, tasered her, called her a ‘dumb bitch,’ and kept her restrained.”
The suit alleges the officers arrested Mwamba to “prevent the disclosure of the video taken of them beating a handcuffed man.”