Corrections Officers Filed Complaint About Cop Who Physically Dragged Woman into Jail

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via the Tampa Tribune

[Officer Scott] Van Treese spotted Sonja Mimmenger, 36,
sitting on the porch [of a “known crackhouse,” according to the
Tribune], and the officer had previously issued a trespass
warning on her to stay off the property. She was arrested on
trespassing charges and possession of cocaine, and began to fight
with the officers. She was restrained by a method known as the
“total appendage restraint position, to protect her from potential
injury,” the disposition said.

At the jail, Van Treese got out of the patrol car and put his
weapons in the trunk, which is standard procedure, and opened the
rear door to talk to Mimmenger “in hopes of gaining new
cooperation,” the disposition said, but she continued to be

He dragged her out of the car and placed her face down on the
concrete, with her hands shackled behind her back, her legs chained
to her hands. Van Treese released the leg restraints to allow her
to walk…

Van Treese lifted her by holding her left biceps and dragged her
into booking, which was captured on a jail surveillance

Dragging Mimmenger into the jail was against jail policy, and a
complaint against Van Treese was actually filed by corrections
officers. The department “reprimanded” Van Teese by entering a
letter into his file, and said it would revise its policy on
handling detainees. As for Mimmenger, she plead guilty to a
misdemeanor paraphernalia charge and was sentenced to time

All that for hanging out ona  porch with a little bit of

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