Two white police officers, Ricky Grissom and Ryan Cunningham, have been fired for beating a black woman, Keyarika Diggles, May 5th, after she was arrested for not paying a fine. This all occurred in the town of Jasper, TX, which is no stranger to racial tensions.
The incident in which Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles was brutally beaten, occurred at the police headquarters and surveillance footage from the day shows her head rammed into a counter by officers Grissom and Cunningham before she was dragged to a cell handcuffed by her feet.
Diggles was reportedly brought to the jail for an unpaid fine and was on the telephone to her mother to arrange a delivery of $100 when Officer Grissom slammed disconnected the call by slamming his hand on the phone.
Her attorney Cade Bernsen said “She got her hair pulled out, broke a tooth, braces got knocked off … it was brutal,” Yahoo News reports.
Watch white Jasper officers beat Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles: