Unfortunately, Roommates has been another incident involving an unarmed Black woman and law enforcement that has been caught online. On Tuesday, a viral video surfaced of an incident in the Deerfield Heights neighborhood, of Forney, TX, of a Kaufman County Sheriff’s Deputy pinning a woman to the ground for several minutes. According to CBS DFW, the sheriff was called to the scene after receiving a call from someone who claimed the woman, identified as Nekia Trigg, was trying to jump in front of cars.
When the video begins, you can see the sheriff lying on top of Nekia as she screams, “It’s 102° out here. I can’t breathe. I cannot breathe.” Her mother, Antanique Ray, who is present during the incident, tries to calm her daughter down and pleads with the sheriff to get off of her. The sheriff continues to hold Nekia down for several minutes while her mother asks why he’s about to handcuff Nekia. Two officers from the Forney Police Department arrived at the scene for backup and steps over to Nekia while she is still on the ground. Again Antanique pleads with the Sherriff to get off her daughter while she denies that Nekia was jumping in front of the cars. In addition, she asks the sheriff why his body camera wasn’t turned on and repeatedly asks for his name, with no reply.
The situation quickly escalated as Antanique attempted to intervene when the sheriff walked Nekia to the police car. The sheriffs tackled Antanique and handcuffed her. She was charged with assault and interfering during an arrest but bonded out the next day. Nekia was transported to a hospital where she was examined and released and was not formally charged with any crime. As the incident grew online, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying they were reviewing the incident. Due to the coverage on social media, the reports state The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office has received an influx of calls regarding this incident.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Want updates directly in your text inbox? Hit us up at 917-722-8057 or https://my.community.com/theshaderoom