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Archive for May, 2016

Teenager Sues Over Being Pulled From Bike, Tasered and Arrested Outside Tacoma Mall

May 17th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: The New York Times - Christine Hauser

Monique Tillman was 15 years old when, she says, a police officer pulled her off her bicycle, slammed her to the ground and tased her after she rode through a mall parking lot in Tacoma, Wash. The arrest, in which she was accused of causing a disturbance, was caught on surveillance video. Now, the 17-year-old […]

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Video shows officer using force on teen in Tacoma parking lot

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: KIRO7

TACOMA, Wash. — A Western Washington law firm released video Tuesday showing an officer pulling a 15-year-old girl off her bike in a mall parking lot. The firm, which announced a suit Tuesday, said Monique Tillman, 15, and her brother Eric were riding their bikes home after eating dinner in the Tacoma Mall area. They […]

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Lawsuit: Off-duty cop tossed Tacoma girl like a ‘doll’

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: - Levi Pulkkinen

A Tacoma girl whose violent run-in with mall security was caught on camera has sued Tacoma Mall and the off-duty police officer she claims assaulted her. Video of her May 2014 arrest shows Monique Charlene Tillman, then 15, thrown into the side of a parked car, pulled down by her hair and shocked with a […]

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Tacoma African American Girl Brutalized at the Tacoma Mall Files Lawsuit

May 9th, 2016Posted By: Vito de la Cruz

TAMAKI LAW                                                                            MEDIA CONTACT: Vito de la Cruz 425-679-6421 (Bellevue) 509-248-8338 (Yakima) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016 TACOMA AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL BRUTALIZED AT THE TACOMA MALL FILES LAWSUIT PIERCE COUNTY, WA On May 24, 2014, 15 year old Monique Tillman went bicycle riding with her brother. They rode to a used clothing […]

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