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Ex-Milwaukee teacher wants body camera video after arrest

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 16:05:42-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee Public Schools teacher is calling on police to release body camera footage of an altercation that left her injured and in handcuffs after school district staff accused her of trespassing at the district's office.

DeShawnda Bailey spent three days in custody and faces misdemeanor charges of trespassing and resisting arrest. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee Public Schools administrators declined to be interviewed and did not answer questions about the June 1 encounter.

Police have launched an internal investigation. Bailey’s arrest happened about a year after the district cut contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department in an effort to avoid such escalations.

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