• Video shows Orlando commissioner's aide in holding cell on day of arrest


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Video released Tuesday shows an Orlando commissioner's aide inside a holding cell the day she was arrested by Orlando police.
    Cara Reaves was arrested over the weekend; police said she was intoxicated at a movie theater downtown. They said she refused to leave when asked to and battered a police officer.

    Over the weekend Reaves was calm and collected as she described what she believed Orlando police did to her during an arrest.

    "I was thrown so hard in the wall blood came out," Reaves said.

    In the video of Reaves she appears to be angry, crying and is sometimes difficult to understand.
    Reaves, an aide to Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill, claims she was arrested because she is black and because she is an Orlando city commissioner's aide.
    "I know you are just doing this to embarrass my commissioner," Reaves is heard saying in the video.
    At one point Reaves falls to the floor. The door partially obstructs the view, making it difficult to see what cause her to fall.
    After the fall she is heard telling police she has never been in so much pain.
    "I've been battered. I'm terrified, I'm terrified. All I did was try and see a movie," Reaves said.
    In the video Reaves is seen stomping her feet, kicking the door and yelling at someone in the cell with her.
    Reaves is heard telling officers her head hurt, then she said her shoulder was bleeding.
    When firefighters tried to render aid she refused to answer their medical questions.
    "I am fine and I don't want to go to the hospital, thank you," she said.

    City hall officials have seen the police video.
    Reaves' attorney did not respond to requests for comment on the story.

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