Justice for Homeless Woman Beaten by Cop With Baton

Target: Cedric Alexander, DeKalb Chief of Police

Goal: Fire police officer caught on camera beating homeless woman with a baton.

Video footage posted online seems to show a homeless woman being beaten by a police officer with a baton. The victim, Katie McCrary, was left so badly injured that the jail reportedly had to send her to the hospital. In the video, McCrary can be seen on the ground, face down, as the officer tries handcuffing her. The officer then allegedly strikes her mercilessly with his baton as she begins struggling. During the violent incident, the officer reportedly threatens to shoot her. As he continues to rear back and beat her across the head with the baton, it almost appears as if the officer is enjoying himself.

McCrary was charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers and served her a criminal trespass warning. However, this appears to be a case of excessive force. The officer should’ve been able to restrain the woman without resorting to violently striking her with a baton and threatening to shoot her. It’s disgusting when police are allowed to use excessive, violent force when it’s unnecessary. Please sign the petition below demanding that this officer be fired, if guilty of what appears to be an obvious case of excessive force.


Dear Dr. Alexander,

Video footage appears to show a police officer beating a homeless woman with his baton. The victim is shown on the ground, face down, when the officer begins his relentless attack, striking her entire body, including the woman’s head. He even threatens to shoot her.

This appears to be an obvious case of violent, excessive force. We, the undersigned, demand that the officer be fired, if guilty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Stacy Zachery

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    no guns! no nada! just peace for good!

  2. If he is guilty, he should not only be fired but fully prosecuted for assault, and imprisoned.
    Police brutality needs to be stopped.
    We only know about the cases that have been publicized. How many more assaults are done by cops that are hidden and covered up?!
    We may be seeing only the tip of the iceberg.

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