The video of Katie McCrary's Glenwood Road arrest, in which Officer P.J. Larscheid is seen striking her repeatedly with a baton, has been stirring outrage since it was published online. The DeKalb police department announced last week that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agreed to investigate the case.
“I was shocked and appalled to see such violence towards any person — especially a woman known to have clear mental health issues,” Lewis said in a statement released over the weekend. “Considering the gravity of this situation, I appreciate DeKalb County’s prompt response and action. I requested an update from the DeKalb County leadership on this serious matter, and I look forward their response.”