Mayor calls 911 to report robbery, police show up, beat and arrest her

By John Vibes | Free Thought Project

KINLOCH, Missouri – Theda Wilson, the former mayor of a Missouri town says that she was assaulted by police after she called 911 to report a burglary in her apartment complex.

“In the back of my apartment I called 9-1-1 thinking they were going to help,” Wilson said.

Unfortunately, “help” is rarely what actually arrives when the police are called, as Wilson soon found out.

As the police arrived, Wilson approached them and let them know that a suspicious person was seen going in and out of a nearby building. That is when police told her that she was under arrest, and instead of explaining anything they moved to physically apprehend her.

Naturally, not knowing why she was being arrested she resisted their physical contact and was assaulted as a result. After the scuffle Wilson took photos of bruises on her face and arms.

An eyewitness said, “The three officers wrestled her to the ground. That did not need to happen.”

Wilson was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance and treated her for the injuries inflicted during the scuffle. Although Wilson was not taken to prison, she was formally arrested and released on her own recognizance from the hospital.

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