Phenix City held a work
session on Monday in front of a packed house, and the woman claiming she was
beaten by a Phenix City police officer took the floor to urge council to find
Elizabeth Coty-Green says
nearly a month ago, she was punched in the face by a police officer inside her
home -- as shown in this video that could been graphic.
Green tells us the officer
forced his way into the house without her permission.
She claims the officer
wrestled her to the ground, where she was knocked unconscious.
She went before city
council demanding they take action, and she says what she got in response was
"I was not pleased
with what I got from council," Green said. "I think it was a smoke screen. I
know the litigation is there, but if I can come out and say what went on why
can't they? The truth is the truth?"
Council declined to
comment, saying that once litigation has been filed, contact can only be made
by the city's attorney.
We have filed a freedom of
information act request to get a copy of the supplemental police report as well
as the 911 recording.
According to Alabama laws
-- the material requested is not public record as long as the case is being
Green says she plans to
take her case to the FBI.
She has a court date for
the criminal charges brought against her for resisting arrest in August.
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