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Mother claims police tased, beat her daughter, left her in need of surgeries

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A mother said police brutally tased and beat her daughter, leaving her in need of multiple surgeries.

"She's got some teeth missing out of her mouth, her face is swollen up," said Valerie Williams, the girl's mother.

Police told News 4 the situation started when an officer saw 19-year-old Kenisha Gray holding up traffic as she held a conversation in the middle of an intersection. Gray allegedly ran when approached by officers.

After catching and handcuffing Gray, police said she escaped while still cuffed, so officers tased her, causing her to fall face-first onto the pavement.

"That's a lie," Williams said. "I don't see how she could hit face first, and she got all of this messed up on her face. I don't understand, if she hit face first, she wouldn't have had all this on her face. I can't believe this."

No one from police was available to be interviewed on the incident.

Gray is at home recovering from broken bones and missing teeth.

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