VIDEO: Woman Brawls With Cops, Then Files Excessive Force Complaint

T'Ziah Kelly fought with deputies as she was being evicted from the Wayne County Fair, and then she filed a complaint.

Dudley, NC – The mother of a woman who brawled with deputies at the Wayne County Fair on Saturday has filed a complaint alleging that one of the deputies used excessive force during the encounter (video below).

“He needs to be fired,” Lateryka Sanders told WTVD. “Looking at the video, I feel hurt, I feel betrayed, because my daughter should have been protected.”

Cell phone footage recorded by a bystander showed Sanders’ 18-year-old daughter, T’Ziah Kelly, as she fought with a deputy who was trying to lead her out of the fairgrounds.

Deputies originally responded to the area to break up a fight involving Kelly’s 16-year-old brother, WRAL reported.

Kelly took it upon herself to jump into the fray, resulting in the deputies’ decision to evict both her and her brother from the fairgrounds.

"I was like 'Why y'all grabbing him like that?'” Kelly told WTVD. “And they were like 'We can grab you like that too.' They yanked me and that's when the beginning of the video started.”

Kelly said she pulled away because the deputy was “grabbing” her.

“He didn’t have to – he was using excessive force,” she declared to WTVD.

"Yeah, I pulled away, but I feel like that wasn’t called for," she told WRAL. "He was grabbing me hard, and I pulled away and said, 'Quit grabbing me like that.' Like he was grabbing me hard, like that wasn’t called for."

But according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), Kelly was causing problems with other fair patrons prior being escorted off the premises, Spectrum News reported.

“As the deputy and the suspect approached the exit gate, the suspect snatched away from the deputy, cursed at the deputy and began to struggle, resist and fight the deputy,” the WCSO said in a statement.

Video footage showed the deputies as they led Kelly and her brother down the midway.

Kelly then yanked her arm away from the deputy and attempted to pull the rest of her body away from him, the video showed.

The deputy managed to hold onto her, at which point she began flailing her left arm.

During the struggle that ensued, the officer delivered a strike that appeared to land on the side of Kelly’s head.

Kelly also took a swing at the deputy as additional officers and bystanders rushed into the melee.

“The deputy along with two other deputies in the area gained control of the suspect,” the WCSO said in the statement, according to Spectrum News. “The suspect was charged after refusing to leave the premises.”

Kelly, a freshman at Lenoir Community College, said she is worried that having criminal charges on her record will ruin her college basketball career, WTVD reported.

She has been charged with resisting an officer, trespassing, and assault, but claims it was the deputy who was in the wrong.

“I’m not going to feel safe around him,” she complained to WTVD.

Kelly said she is hopeful that the WCSO’s internal investigation into the incident will result in her charges being dismissed.

The deputy is still out on patrol while the incident is being investigated, WTVD reported.

Watch cell phone footage of the deputy’s altercation with Kelly in the video below (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT):

Comments (61)
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flybynight
flybynight

Lateryka..... T’Ziah. Where in God's name do these people come up with these crazy names? That's why I call it NPN.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Well, where I come from this is an annual event at the fair. You can count on it.

shooter
shooter

"...Kelly, a freshman at Lenoir Community College, said she is worried that having criminal charges on her record will ruin her college basketball career, WTVD reported."

Then don't be an asshole in public.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Excessive force? Ha...get the fack outta here!! Hahahaha

Electric blue
Electric blue

Their parents should spend more time raising them and less time picking out names. You filed a complaint? If my kid ever acted like that in public I would be horrified...but I guess it’s easier to blame others for your own shit behavior and parental short comings.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

She obviously started physically resisting. I don't see any problem.

It's funny that one of the comments at the source says, "That cop will be be the next Chief of Police 👮‍♂️🐐🥒" I don't even want to think about why goat and cucumber icons are relevant.

ladywriter
ladywriter

it's all about the $$$$$ sign....play stupid games; win stupid prizes.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Naming your child as if a game of scrabble got drunk and threw up. It’s a red flag indicating that the remainder of the parenting process is going to be lacklustre. Her behaviour; a loud and ugly display of intellectual poverty is now considered to be an expression of strength. Welcome to the future.

61mouse
61mouse

Who left the gate open at the petting zoo ? Looked like a few animals were wondering around the fair grounds

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

Hopefully she’ll have to face the consequences of her actions. The officers responded appropriately and it would be nice if she actually was held accountable for her actions. Her name alone makes you wonder just how “Ghetto Fabulous” her family is.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Notice the mother & daughter have different last names. Typical in the black community. I bet the brother has a different name too. How about acting civilized instead of like rabid dogs with no common sense!!! Listen to authority and following the rules ghetto rats!! It's not that difficult!! I don't even go to our Fair here anymore because for the past 3 or 4 years hoodrats have ruined it!! They cause fights and mayhem, and then they have to close the fair down early because of their nonsense!!

Radicon71
Radicon71

That is their culture. I do what I want and if you dont like it f off

bryantrent
bryantrent

Oh please

Dra71
Dra71

Cop did nothing wrong. Period!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals are restless in Dudley, NC. This bitch is worried about her basketball career????? Sure. She should be worried about being an idiot.👎 Watch for the ghetto lottery to start.

Storm45
Storm45

Looks like a National Geographic documentary

vwiles34
vwiles34

She should have started worrying about her kids when she was raising them. And brought them up to act like respectable human beings. Rather than instill in them that they don't have to listen to anyone and especially police officers. And that it's a badge of courage to fight and act like an animal when showing people that no one tells you what to do and that rules don't apply to you. I hope she does lose her basketball scholarship. Maybe it'll show the next one that actions have consequences.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Another wanna be basketball star...going to jail is always the start of a thug career in sports. In fact, it's a prerequisite!

Musical1
Musical1

Where is LCD with his counterpoint view?

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Mammy baby done bought mammy a winnin' "Cop lottery ticket"!

GMMiller
GMMiller

When animals attack.

Shallymar
Shallymar

Any good coach would kick her off the team or at least suspend her for at least 5 games!

save the US
save the US

Develop some respect and class. I hope it does mess up your college too. Act as a swamp animal gets treated as such.

Bman6million_
Bman6million_

Seriously someone needs to stand up and tell these ignorant self-entitled fucks that just because they are black does not give them the right to break whatever law they want and fight back when the police try to stop them. I'm tired of this PC BULLSHIT where black people feel they can do what they want and it's racist to stop them. FUCK THEM AND THEIR BULLSHIT. ARREST THEM CHARGE THEM AND IF THE RESIST ARREST TASE THEM PEPPER SPRAY THEM AND SHOT THEM IF NECESSARY. Same goes for whites Latinos asians or whatever else.

Me55
Me55

I'm sorry, this doesn't make sense. The police shoot unarmed black people. How did he get away with not shooting this person?

Sammyboy2018
Sammyboy2018

Yeah right.Police Officer's don't shoot unarmed black people.They should have knocked her to the ground right on her fat ass!

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

You just can’t take the jungle mentality out of them

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

You act like an animal, you get treated like one.