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Settlement approved in hair-pulling incident

3 years 5 months 1 week ago June 26, 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26 2013 June 26, 2013 9:33 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a $30,000 settlement after a woman's hair was pulled by a Baton Rouge Police Officer two years ago.

Melinda Morris said Sgt. Bobby Schilling used excessive force when he drug her into a ditch while working a traffic crash.

Schilling and city police said Morris attacked first, but he was suspended for the incident.

In March 2012, Morris pleaded no contest to interfering with an officer and received a suspended 10-day prison sentence and put her on bench probation for three months.
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