- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who said police used excessive force in her 2011 arrest.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bitly.com/1nEJPaq ) that U.S. District Court Judge Mark Bennett dismissed the case Thursday, saying DaCosta Daniels did not prove that a Sioux City officer used unreasonable force during her arrest.

Patrol car video shows the officer struggling with Daniels as she was handcuffed Aug. 8, 2011, after a traffic stop after she refused to put her cellphone away. On the tape, she is shown being punched in the side and put in a headlock.

In 2012, Daniels was found guilty of assaulting a peace officer, interference with official acts and failure to obey a peace officer in the case.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com



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