Contributing Author: Kristie Cross
Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone speak with Carrollton resident Carrie Robertson:
Click to hear part II:
The preceding interview contains allegations made solely by Ms. Robertson and are not the opinions of KMZU or Kanza Broadcasting. The Carrollton Police Department is conducting an investigation and will issue more information at its conclusion.
Carrollton Police Department Statement
On Friday, September 19, 2014 at approximately 2:15 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of the 800 block of South Main Street. As a result of the stop, the driver, Carrie L. Robertson, was taken into custody following an altercation involving three officers. The incident is under review per department policy and protocol.
Due to the internal inquiry, not all facts can be released at this time. However, some basic information is being released in an effort to expand transparency of the department.
- The initial traffic stop occurred as a result of alleged excessive speed
- Other alleged motor vehicle related violations were discovered during the stop
- When the primary officer attempted to issue citations, the driver became uncooperative and failed to obey lawful orders
- During an altercation while officers attempted to effect an arrest of the driver, oleoresin capsicum spray was deployed twice following multiple verbal warnings
- Following the initial deployment of the oleoresin capsicum spray, the primary officer requested an ambulance for the driver, per his training
- The driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment
Additionally, the incident, including the altercation, was video and audio recorded by body-worn cameras worn by two officers.
Robertson was transported to the Ray County Detention Center following her arrest. She was released today at approximately 2:15 p.m. without bond. A judge has issued a criminal summons for charges of resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. Robertson is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Reminder: All suspects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.