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2 Missouri officers accused of assaulting transgender woman

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Posted at 12:18 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 18:57:36-04

Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers face assault charges for allegedly slamming a transgender woman’s face into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest that was captured on video. Prosecutors say a grand jury indicted 37-year-old Matthew Brummett and 47-year-old Charles Prichard on one misdemeanor charge each of fourth-degree assault related to the May 24, 2019, physical encounter. The video was recorded by a passerby outside a beauty supply store. Attorneys for the officers say they used reasonable force. The video shows them kneeing the woman in the face, torso and ribs and forcing her arms over her head while handcuffed.