Woman who alleges police brutality gets probation
A St. Amant woman who said a Baton Rouge Police officer roughed her up and mistreated her has been sentenced to probation. Melinda Morris pleaded no contest in March to interfering with a Baton Rouge police officer who was captured on video pulling the woman from a ditch by her hair in the wake of a motorcycle accident.
Assistant Attorney General Kurt Wall said City Court Judge Kelli Temple gave Morris a suspended 10-day prison sentence and put her on bench probation for three months on Wednesday.
According to The Advocate Morris has a lawsuit pending in federal court against the city-parish, police department and Sgt. Robert Schilling.
Schilling was suspended in December for 15 days for violating department policies in the Sept. 10 incident.