Aurora PD Cop Hogtied Woman in Patrol Car, Ignored Cries for Help for 20 Minutes
A black woman arrested by a police officer in Aurora, CO was handcuffed, tied up and thrown into a patrol car … where she rode upside down, asking for help for 20 minutes, as she feared to die.
The disturbing video shows a 28-year-old Shataean kelly arrested on August 27, 2019 on charges resulting from a fight. After the officer Levi Huffin handcuffs her and puts her in the back of the patrol car, he claims she tried to escape by grabbing the doorknobs. Huffin then decides, “I’m going to hobble her” … tying her cuffed hands to her feet, or tying her up.
In the backseat, Kelly unleashed insult after insult at the cop, clearly feeling that she shouldn’t have been arrested. But, the situation got a lot more frightening for her when she slid out of the backseat face-first on the floor, legs in the air.
Almost immediately, she began to plead for her life, fearing that she would break her neck or arms … or suffocate. At one point she sadly moaned, “This is slavery shit” and “How many times do I have to beg you, master?”
Aurora PD is releasing the footage because Huffine was fired in February for the incident and is appealing his dismissal.
Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson points out that the back seat door handles are inoperative and believes that Huffin was “punishing” Kelly.
Chief Wilson says she believes it was a form of torture by the officer, and adds that he’s lucky Kelly didn’t die of asphyxiation, “because he would be – in my opinion – in an orange jumpsuit right now “if she had.
Despite Kelly’s repeated cries of “Please don’t let me die here” … Huffin never answered or stopped the vehicle to put her in a more secure position. Kelly heard it said at one point, “I have never felt so much racism in my life.”
All criminal charges against Kelly were ultimately dropped and Huffin’s dismissal appeal is pending.
It should be noted … this incident happened just 3 days after the Elijah mcclain incident in Aurora on August 24, 2019, in which he was allegedly placed in a strangulation by police and sedated by paramedics.
McClain went into cardiac arrest while being taken to hospital. He was declared brain dead 3 days later and died on August 30.
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