Family reacts after seeing CMPD video | Crime
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The family of a Charlotte woman remains in a coma after she severely injured herself while in police custody is starting to get some answers, but are raising new questions.
Tanisha Williams, 18 was accused of shoplifting from CitiTrends, a west Charlotte business located on Freedom Drive, December 5th.
While in custody and placed in a patrol car, images reveal that Williams started banging her head against the Plexiglas window.
Police also said she managed to choke herself with a seat belt.
On Tuesday afternoon, her grandmother Darlene Talley sat down at CMPD headquarters to see the video captured inside the police car.
"She was in their care,"Talley said. "Officers were walking all around the car."
Talley says that some of her curiosity has been satisfied.
"I just wanted to know what happened, what happened to my child."
Confirmation came that her injuries are self-inflicted.
Darlene Talley and her attorney William Harding said that Williams banged her head some 17 times against the plexi-glass in the CMPD cruiser, before getting tangled in the seat belt.
"We have accomplished our initial purpose and goal in finding the truth,"Harding said. "However,it does not end there."
They are not ruling out further legal action, and no decision has been regarding how to best handle the teenager who remains in a coma.
Darlene Williams agonizes over her granddaughters condition.
"I feel like no one has to go through the this,no one. Because that's a thriving young lady who is brain dead."
The officers connected to the case remain on patrol.
On Tuesday afternoon, a CMPD spokesperson said the no rules were broken or policies violated.
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