TACOMA, WA — Nearly two years ago to this day, a young and innocent Black girl nearly witnessed her life being taken from her by a race soldier cop.
Monique Tillman was 15 years old on the fateful day of May 24, 2014, when her and her brother were stopped by a white cop by the name of Jared Williams. The cop, who served double duty as an officer for both the Tacoma Police Department and as mall security, approached the siblings at the Tacoma Mall (working as mall security on that particular day), and warned them that they weren’t allowed to ride their bicycles to cut through the parking lot as a shortcut.
After pleading her case to the officer that she and her brother were only attempting to be on their way peacefully, Tillman appeared to disregard and elude the harassing mall security guard’s demands, most likely in fear for her safety. The officer (Williams) then proceeded to snatch the 15-year-old girl from her bike, choking her and grabbing her hair in the process. The assault continued with Williams applying over 50.000 volts of electricity (through a taser) to the young female.
According to The Free Thought Project, Tillman’s attorney Vito de la Cruz has filed a lawsuit, seeking damages from the race soldier cop, and several other entities that have neglected this attack on the Melanoid girl. Watch the video below to witness the turn of events on that day.