Woman Says Orlando Officer Pepper Sprayed Her, Beat Her For No Reason
POSTED: 7:32 am EST November 29, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando woman said she was beaten and pepper sprayed by an Orlando police officer after she tried to complain about him.
Eyewitness News learned officer ANTHONY MILLER has had at least eight complaints filed against him and five pending lawsuits. Freelance writer Karen Holbrook said she was walking to her car when Miller and another officer said she could not walk down the street.
She called 911 to report their behavior.
"When I asked him for his badge number he slammed me on the floor. And then Miller did some crazy wrestling move. He put his knee on my back and slammed me on the ground," Holbrook said of the attack.
Orlando Police Internal Affairs is investigating this incident. Miller has never been disciplined by the department because it said he has not violated any policy rules.
An attorney representing Holbrook plans to file a lawsuit in the next couple of months.