Surveillance video shows the jailer, Rachel Graham, slamming a handcuffed Wells to the floor face first on July 2, 2011. Wells has filed an excessive force federal lawsuit against Graham and is now talking about the incident.
“That is not the way to correct a person that is in handcuffs with no self-defense. I didn’t even have my hands to break the fall. It could have been a lot worse. At one point, I thought I was going to die,” said Wells.
She says she was left unconscious, bleeding with her teeth knocked out. Moments before she was dropped to the ground, Wells was being booked for a DWI arrest. Cameras inside the booking area of the jail capture Wells step over the red line, which she had been instructed to stand behind. The jailer reacts by extending her leg and slamming Wells to the ground.
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