Tatyana Hargrove, 19, was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries, including abrasions on her face and scrapes and punctures from the police dog.Tatyana Hargrove , 19, says she was punched in the mouth by police and bitten by a police dog after an officer confronted her at gunpoint in Bakersfield, Calif.
Officers reportedly thought Hargrove was male and was dressed like the machete-wielding suspect, a 170-pound, 5-foot-10 man who was later arrested. Hargrove is 5-foot-2 and 115 pounds. On the day Tatyana Hargrove rode her bike to try to buy her dad a Father’s Day gift, temperatures in Bakersfield, Calif., had reached triple digits, so she stopped on the way home to take a drink of water in the shade.
The 19-year-old turned around at the intersection where she had paused and noticed three police cars. One of the officers, she said, had already drawn his gun.What followed, according to both Hargrove and police, was a case of mistaken identity and an altercation in which police punched Hargrove in the mouth,
unleashed a police K-9 dog on her and arrested her. Though the incident took place June 18, it gained wider attention this week after the Bakersfield chapter of the NAACP shared a video of Hargrove’s account on its Facebook page that garnered millions of views.
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