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Investigation into black woman's brutal arrest in Texas

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>> Ow! My God!>> Put your hands behind your back!>> Dash cam footage showing the violent arrest of an African American woman after a routine traffic stop in Texas, spurring an investigation Friday into two white officers from the Austin Police department. Advocates of police reform pointing to the footage as an example of the sort of low-level harassment blacks face from police officers every day.
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The footage depicts the arrest of 26 year old school teacher Breaion King in June 2015. Office Bryan Richter pulled her over for speeding. The stop appears routine until King asks Richter to please hurry up.>> Get back in the car please and close your door.>> Please hurry up.
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>> Stand up for me.>> No why are you
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]>> Local media report prosecutors may bring the footage of the arrest to a grand jury, and from there the officers could face criminal charges.
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Spradlin asks her,>> Why are so many people afraid of black people?>> That's what I want to figure out.>> I can give you a really good idea of why it might be that way.>> Why?>> Violent tendencies.>> Austin police had this video for more than a year.
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It's not clear why only now the Travis County District Attorney decided to investigate. Reuters correspondent Jon Herskovitz in Austin.>> The woman in the video, Breaion King, 26 school teacher, is represented by an attorney. And it hasn't been announced yet, but there could be a civil suit that results from this.
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Ms. King has also told local media that she waited to report this because she felt embarrassed and ashamed.>> The video also comes close to the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland.>> Get out of the car!>> Bland, a 28 year old black woman, was arrested by a white cop after a traffic stop in Waller County, Texas on July 10th, 2015.
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Bland was found hanged in her jail cell three days later. An investigation ruled her death a suicide.>>