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article imageVideo: Davenport cop brutally beats female shoplifter

By Brett Wilkins     Aug 7, 2013 in Crime
Davenport - A Quad Cities police officer remains on the job and free from criminal charges despite the emergence of a video showing him brutally beating a female shoplifter who was not resisting him.
NBC Chicago reports 34-year-old Brandie Redell was caught trying to shoplift several hundred dollars worth of women's clothing from a Van Maur department store in Davenport on February 18. Store security called police, who proceeded to question the woman in a small office. A store security camera clearly shows two Davenport police officers in the office with Redell and her 1-year-old daughter.
As Redell talks on her cell phone, one of the officers, identified as Scott Crow, suddenly walks over to Redell, pushes her down and rains a series of furious blows down on her face, head and body with both of his fists.
"I was crying and begging him to get off me," Redell said in an interview with the Better Government Association. Redell's right eye was injured from the brutal attack; she claims her vision remains impaired more than five months later.
In his police report, Officer Crow claims Redell bit his finger, something she does not deny.
"I bit down because nothing else that I tried worked," she told NBC Chicago, explaining that Crow would not stop beating her despite her pleas.
Redell pleaded guilty to misdemeanor shoplifting. A second misdemeanor charge of assaulting a police officer was dropped.
CBS Chicago reports Redell claims to suffer from panic attacks whenever she sees police officers. She is receiving therapy to help her deal with what happened to her.
As for Crow, he was reportedly disciplined for using excessive force but remains on the job. He has not been charged in connection with the brutal attack.
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