A woman has taken to social media to show pictures of her injuries she was tased and brutally beaten by Sauk Village police.
“The police tased me, I don’t even know what happened after that, my whole face is f****ed up. I look like a different person,” she said, reported Fox 32 Chicago.
While she was in police custody, Andrea Morris went on Facebook Live to show her beaten face, saying the cuts, bruises, and bulging eye were caused by police.
The video caused outrage after at least one commenter said Sauk Village officers “beat her in her sleep.”
Sauk Village Police Chief Robert Kowalski denies the allegations, saying they may take legal action against those spreading the false claims.
Morris was reportedly trespassing at her ex-girlfriend’s property, and she called police because she was worried Morris would break out her widows again.
Police allege that Morris resisted arrest 3 times before police tased her as she ran away. After being shocked, she fell face forward on the sidewalk and was taken to the hospital before going to jail.
Kowalski says this is not police brutality, apparently because the injuries were caused by the sidewalk after police tased her and made her lose control of her body. He is also considering making an example of people who post before and after pictures of themselves after contact with police.
“We will definitely discuss this matter with my detective and run it past the states attorney’s office to see if there’s anything we can do legally against any individuals who is promoting these allegations against the police department,” he said.
Morris’ ex-girlfriend said police did not beat Morris, they only tased her.
Morris is facing charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.