Citizen journalist: I felt ‘pain and terror’ during arrest

Nydia Tisdale sits with her lawyers on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, during her trial at the Dawson Superior Court. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
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Nydia Tisdale sits with her lawyers on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, during her trial at the Dawson Superior Court. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

Citizen-journalist Nydia Tisdale testified on Friday she felt "pain and terror" as a Dawson County sheriff's captain hauled her from the Republican rally she had been filming and pinned her against a nearby counter.

“With him pushing his groin against my buttocks I felt like I was being raped with my clothes on,” Tisdale told jurors, describing the 2014 incident at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm.

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Tisdale is facing possible prison time after being charged with felony obstruction of an officer and two misdemeanors. She told jurors she had permission to film at the event.

Read more about Tisdale’s testimony and how it compared to that of the Dawson county Sheriff’s captain who arrested her at myAJC.com.

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Nydia Tisdale, who was removed from a 2014 political rally in Dawson County, is charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a sheriff's deputy.

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