Police manhandled a 93-year-old, as the video of a pensioner dragged to jail became viral recently.
According to media sources, Juanita Fitzgerald yelled at the cops who brutally dragged her along with them. In the viral video, you can clearly hear the old woman screaming at the top of her lungs. Here, she says, ‘You’re hurting me.’ However, the officers pay no heed and continue with the brutal form of arrest.
At 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, reports confirmed how the woman had ‘fallen behind’ on her rent expenses. This was related to the care home at which she was residing. Eventually, cops managed to get the old woman inside the van as they drove her away to jail.
The video went viral in a matter of minutes with plenty of viewers noticing and questioning authorities about her arrest.
Here are the exclusive details on the case that is baffling plenty of viewers from across the board.
Video of old pensioner dragged to jail hits social media
Police officers were recently criticized as they were filmed manhandling a 93-year-old woman recently. In the video, you can clearly see how the officers drag the crying and screaming woman. And it was absolutely shocking for plenty of viewers who witnessed the viral video.
Here, Juanita Fitzgerald can be heard screaming, ‘you’re hurting me’ in the loudest of tones. She also yells for help as the officers evict her away from her care home. Living there since 2011, what a shocking ordeal indeed.
However, police authorities confirmed how they didn’t intend to hurt her. In the video, they repeatedly tell her to relax as they insist that they’re not putting any form of pressure upon her. In addition, officers claim that they ‘tried to convince her.’ But she refused to listen or cooperate with them. Hence, they had no other option left than this.
Shocking bodycam footage emerges
In the startling bodycam footage released by officers, the woman yells and pleads for help.
She cries for the officers not to hurt her.Moreover, her recent arrest sparked outrage amongst plenty of people too. After all, citizens that belong to the elderly community deserve a lot more respect than what she was getting, that’s for sure.
The recent arrest of Ms. Fitzgerald made headlines for obvious reasons. The way Eustis police caught her on camera is just unacceptable. You could also see her at a point, laying down, right beside her walking frame. And that was in a bid to prevent the cops from arresting her. No matter how much the cops repeated that they didn’t want to hurt her, she just wouldn’t stop crying and screaming.
There are continuous screams relating to ‘no’ and ‘ow’ on a repeat. Sources confirmed how the incident took place in Eustis, Florida. But the drama continued after that too.
Officers have no other choice but to use force
One officer yells out loud to the woman, ‘don’t scratch me.
’ And it’s obvious how they all muster their strength together, to get the woman into the patrol car.As far as the real reason for arresting her was concerned, investigations into the case revealed more answers.
Police confirmed how trespassing was the real reason why the pensioner dragged to jail case took place. Franklin’s house facility, the care home where she resided, confirmed how she refused to pay rent. She was 3 months late. After speaking to those in charge there, it was confirmed how she refused to pay the rent as she felt she would die soon.
This pensioner dragged to jail also mentioned how her living space became covered in mold. However, upon checking, there was no truth to that matter. While the officials even contacted her family and other acquaintances regarding the matter, they got no response. No agencies also responded positively.
However, the 93-year-old woman, who will be celebrating her birthday in a few days, denied all of those allegations.
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