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Video of homeless woman beat by police leads department to reopen case

Police in Georgia were caught on camera beating a homeless woman. Before the video went viral, Georgia courts charged Katie McCrary with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers and served her a criminal trespass warning. Since the video went viral after the June 4, incident in the city of Dekalb, the courts have reopened the case.

The male police officer can be seen trying to handcuff McCrary while she struggles on the floor. He struck her struck multiple times with his baton. At one point he threatens to shoot after she grabs the baton.

The YouTube page of video uploader Stacy Zachery shows heated arguments whether this is considered police brutality or was she resisting arrest and the force was justified to remove her.

Television stations also reached out to the video poster in the comments sections requesting use of the footage.