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Wilmington Police Department looking into allegations that officers Tasered pregnant woman

Still image from a Facebook video of an incident that took place this weekend in Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / Facebook)
Still image from a Facebook video of an incident that took place this weekend in Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / Facebook)

(Editor’s note: This article contains a video with violence and strong language, viewer discretion is advised.)

WILMINGTON — Video of a large altercation outside a Wilmington strip mall involving multiple individuals has been circulating on Facebook — the incident including what appears to be officers using Tasers on a woman that onlookers claimed was pregnant.


I Dont Ever go out, but tonight I did and it was some bull shit!! Wilmington Pd continually tazzed a Pregnant women while she was already in handcuffs on the ground while dragging her to the car, along with an innocent man concerned about her bleeding and that had his hands up the whole time.. some bullshit!!! I’m so pissed!! Watch the man in all white and red!! BULLSHIT!!! BULLSHIT!!! BULLSHIT!!! I’m going continue to stay my ass in the house… ya’ll can have this b.s!! Don’t miss it at all… #WECTNews

Posted by Shell Formetokno on Sunday, June 23, 2019

The incident appeared to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in the University Landing shopping mall on South College Road. It is not clear what instigated the incident or why law enforcement responded to the scene.

Both Wilmington Police Department officers and at least one North Carolina Highway Patrol office appear in the video.

Several witnesses to the incident, including the person filming, can be heard saying that the woman who was apparently Tasered and arrested in the video was pregnant. Another individual also appears to have been Tasered and arrested during the incident.

Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Linda Thompson said that the department is looking into the incident, but noted that many of the officers involved are not currently on call. Thompson said the department would have more information Monday morning.

WPD issued the following statement following the publication of this article:

Wilmington Police responded to a large disturbance in the 400 block of S. College Rd around 2:30 this morning. Police estimate more than 150 people were standing in the parking lot outside The Monk. Several fights broke out involving 15-20 people and three individuals were arrested. The crowd became so out of control at one time that officers from the State Highway Patrol, UNCW and NHCSD responded to assist.

Police arrested the following individuals:

  • 27-year-old Katina Marie Walker – Disorderly Conduct, Affray & Resisting arrest
  • 21-year-old Denasia Kalidra Greene – Assault with a deadly weapon, Affray & Resisting Arrest.​
  • 35-year-old Angeleos Roamel Williams – Resisting arrest

This is an ongoing situation and this article – and subsequent reporting – will be updated as soon as more information is available.

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