‘Twist her wrist until she shuts up’
By Dan McKay / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
The inmate lay on the floor sobbing, and Sgt. Eric Allen decided he’d had enough.
“Put her in a wrist lock,” he tells another jail officer at the Metropolitan Detention Center, “and twist her wrist until she shuts up and stops crying.”
It doesn’t work. Almost nothing does. The inmate – a petite woman named Susie Chavez – spends the next 45 minutes shrieking, sobbing and crying out in pain as Allen and other officers escort her to a medical unit.
The crying starts after Chavez is hit with a stun gun to the back. She later endures the wrist lock and inflammatory spray to the face. At one point, she starts banging her head on the ground.