Muncie woman claims having George Floyd-type encounter with police

A Muncie woman is saying she was abused by Muncie police while being arrested for drunk driving. Police have a different story.

Andrea Hughes, 42, in early June, said while she was being arrested outside a Taco Bell on Feb. 4, she had been treated similar to how George Floyd was in Minneapolis.

She said a police officer threw her to the ground and placed a knee on the left side of her neck. She said she shouted that she couldn’t breathe.

Investigators reviewed the body camera footage from the officer that was being accused, and three other officers that were there the night she was arrested.

The footage showed her being arrested, the drive to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for a blood draw, and footage from the Delaware County jail, said court documents.

The footage showed that Hughes had not been thrown to the ground or was even on the ground, and an officer did not put a knee on her neck or back.

An investigator showed Hughes the footage on June 11, and she said the video had to have been edited.

The footage did show Hughes cursing and shouting at the hospital, and repeatedly telling the officer she hoped his children would die.

Hughes has been charged with false informing.

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