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The pregnant woman video taped being detained by LPD Officers speaks out

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The Lima Chapter of the NAACP holding a press conference this afternoon to talk about the incident involving Kenyatta Seccession and L-P-D Officers from earlier this week. The Lima Chapter of the NAACP holding a press conference this afternoon to talk about the incident involving Kenyatta Seccession and L-P-D Officers from earlier this week.

On Friday,The Lima Police Department and the Lima Area Black Ministerial Alliance talked about a social media video that shows an incident between a pregnant woman and two Lima Police Officers, now the woman in the video is sharing side with the media.

The Lima Chapter of the NAACP holding a press conference this afternoon to talk about the incident involving Kenyatta Seccession and L-P-D Officers from earlier this week.  Seccession said she was on the way to the hospital to have an issue with her pregnancy checked out, when officers pulled  her over for an outstanding warrant.  She claims that the officers pushed her onto her stomach and put their knees in her back, even though she says she told them that she was pregnant.  She alleges that the officer continued to confront her at the hospital until the nurse ask them to leave because her blood pressure was rising.  She says is looking for justice for what was done to her.

“I really hope that they can really figure it out  and get rid of the people, the officers on the force that aren’t really there to help people," says Kenyatta Seccession.. "We need justice and who can we run to if we can’t run to our police, if they are the ones doing the harm to us.” 

According to President of the Lima Chapter Ron Fails, Seccession was not arrested or charged after the incident and he says they would like to have an independent investigator brought to review the incident instead of it done internally at the LPD

"In order not to have the community lose even more credibility in our local police force, bring in an independent investigator and investigate this incident" says President, Lima Chapter NAACP Ron Fails.  "So is not to continue, in my opinion, under serve the community by being interested in your department more than you are the people you are hired to protect"

Fails says that they are also urging the LPD to get body cameras for their officers. He adds that the small cities of Wapakoneta and Celina both have them. In Celina's case an allegation brought to NAACP involving a police officer, the body camera footage was able to prove that  the officer did nothing wrong.

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