Mamou, LA — Just a few miles down the road from where cops in Louisiana shot and killed Trayford Pellerin as he walked away from them, another disturbing incident of police brutality has unfolded. Like Pellerin’s shooting, this too was captured on video. A woman appeared to be knocked unconscious, lying face down on the ground, when she was allegedly pepper sprayed by police.
The video was uploaded to Facebook over the weekend by the victim’s daughter, Kimbriana Thomas.
“My mom wasn’t responding and yet y’all stood over her and maced her,” Thomas said in a Facebook post.
According to the woman, she attended Mamou High School’s homecoming football game that evening and went to a local bar after it ended. She says around 10:30 p.m. police showed up and told her and all the other patrons that they had to leave and that the bar was closing. Currently, in Louisiana as part of the arbitrary COVID-19 restrictions, bars and restaurants must close by 10:30 p.m.
The woman says she didn’t have a problem with leaving and was walking out when she decided to dance as she left. She claims one of the officers then threw her down, knocked her unconscious, and then pepper sprayed her.