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Paralyzed woman suing Alorton police for mistreatment during arrest

(KMOV) – A partially paralyzed woman is suing the Alorton Police Department and its embattled former chief after she claims officers dragged and forced her to walk without her arm braces.

Stacy Alexander can barely walk and she says the police department and former Chief Michael Baxton showed no mercy in accusing her of being a violent criminal.
 
“He said ‘we’re arresting you’ and they put me in handcuffs and dragged me to the first squad car and put me in and I am telling him I need my devices and he told me I don’t need them,” Alexander said.
 
The alleged incident occurred as she was visiting a relative when a disturbance nearby happened on August 18 outside the Greystone Apartments in Alorton 
 
In court documents, Alexander says she was dragged, handcuffed and forced to climb stairs.
 
Alexander spent 24 hours in police custody without her crutches or braces and without food or medicine.  She was released the next day and was never charged.     
 
No one at Alorton City Hall returned News 4 phone calls and former Chief Baxton was unavailable.
 
Last week, Baxton pled guilty to a theft charge.

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