One of the officers grabbed a handful of Diggles hair and slammed her against the police station counter. Together they dragged her by her feet into a darkened holding cell.
Diggles, who was arrested on suspicion of unpaid traffic tickets, claimed she was left on the floor for hours without medical attention and subjected to a strip search.
The Jasper City Council fired Grissom and Cunningham shortly after the incident. Davenport, who apparently conducted the strip search, was fired later.
The grand jury has decided not to indict the former officers.
Diggles won a $75,000-settlement in a civil lawsuit she filed against the city and five other defendants – including the two officers. Her attorney, Cade Bernsen, said he was disgusted by the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers.
“We are shocked by the failure of the prosecutor to get an indictment,” he said. “I’m wondering what investigation was done because the video speaks for itself.”
Their actions warranted their firing, yet the video isn’t enough to prove they should be arrested and tried. If these men had done this on the street and weren’t officers, they would have been arrested and tried. Remember, this woman was arrested at her home for an unpaid parking ticket.