Assault charges against black teen dropped after security footage shows white cop beating and tasing her

Surveillance video showing a Tacoma, Washington teen being beaten by a police officer for cutting through a parking lot on her way home now has the family of the assaulted teen suing.

Back in May 24, 2014, Monique Tillman and her brother were riding their bicycles home. As they cut through a mall parking lot, Tacoma Police Department officer Jared Williams, who was working mall security that day, pursued and pulled over the two teens. Monique tried to explain to the officer that this is a common route they take to their house but Williams would not listen. When she appeared to try to get back on her bike, Williams grabbed her and slammed her up against the police car. According to reports, Williams then proceeded to shock her with a taser and charged her with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.

“He was choking me, grabbed me by my hair and tried to slam my face into the concrete. The next thing I know, I’m on the ground being tased,” Monique said.

After the security camera footage was viewed, all charges against Monique were dropped. William’s lawyer filed a lawsuit against Simon Property Group, the group that owns the mall, seeking damages for what occurred.

This week, the family of Monique Tillman is filing a lawsuit against officer Williams, the security firm that employed Williams, and the company that owns the Tacoma mall.

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