Officer Rehired After Harming Black Teen Girl

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Shonda Buchanan
December 7, 2020

Nervously weeping from the argument with her boyfriend, she tried to explain her side to the police officer who showed up. Instead, he wrestled her against the car hood and cuffed her! She never expected things would escalate so quickly.

Hands cuffed behind her back, Miyekko Durden-Bosley swore at the officer and kicked her leg out as he tossed her roughly into the back of the patrol car.  

But what happened next is unforgivable.

She kicked me,” he yelled to his fellow officers, with a gleam in his bloodthirsty eyes. She wasn’t a threat – but he was going to treat her like one.

He jumped on top of her and punched her so hard, he broke her eye socket and gave her a concussion! His brutality that day shows that no woman can expect to be fully safe when dealing with brutal officers.

Were charges pressed against the officer? Did she receive justice?

Sadly, not really. She received a small settlement, but he was rehired to the Seattle police force in 2019. This is unacceptable! Black women's bodies are not police officer’s punching bags or target practice! 

If we want justice, we have to expose police brutality in all its ugly forms so our daughters will be safe in this racist world. How are you fighting police brutality?

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