Grandmother sues police for excessive force

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MESA, AZ (KPHO/CNN) — On Friday, Mesa police were trying to explain why an elderly woman was left badly bruised after an encounter with their officers.

The 84-year-old woman’s family took pictures of her bruises in the hospital.

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Officers were at her home looking for a suicidal man on Wednesday. When she answered the door, she first complied with their commands but then became confused and tried to go back inside.

The woman, who is a grandmother, ended up on the ground.

The officers say they were just trying to keep her out of harm’s way and away from the man with a gun they were looking for.



The family posted a video of her online.

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