December 13, 2013
A deaf woman claims an Albuquerque officer tackled her to the ground because she couldn’t hear his commands.
Janet Case is completely deaf in one ear and has limited hearing in the other. APD officers were called to her apartment complex because of a dispute between Case and her landlord.
In APD’s lapel camera video of the incident, the situation seems to get out of hand when an officer tells Case to come outside. The officer asks Case to turn around, but she says no and tells him she’s deaf. The officer then tells Case to get on the ground and she responds “no” again.