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PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -
A Lapine woman alleges Prattville police went too far when they handcuffed and arrested outside a pharmacy. The incident happened August 23rd outside the Medicine Shoppe in Prattville.
Jimmie Franklin has now filed a claim against the city for excessive force and a violation of constitutional rights.
Franklin said she was at the pharmacy to pick up some prescriptions when officers approached wanting to search her car.
"I said it was fine, no problem."
WSFA 12 News has learned police at the pharmacy investigating a call about someone trying to fill a forged prescription. At first, an officer thought Franklin's car was involved, because he saw bottles of prescription drugs to treat a number of issues including bipolar disorder.
But Franklin said things escalated when her 4 year-old daughter tried to get back in the car during the search. She said the officers began cursing at the girl trying to keep her away. And when Franklin tried to intervene, she said officers choked her and forced her to the ground.
"I was grabbed up by the throat, him choking me, screaming shut the f up, shut the f up," Franklin said. "And childhood memories went back into my head of bad things that had happened."
Franklin now wants an apology.
"My child was sitting here, watching this, she had nightmares the whole night...I haven't slept well," Franklin said.
We spoke with witnesses who paint a slightly different picture of what happened. They say Ms. Franklin was very agitated when police tried to see inside her car and they think she may have provoked the officers. The police department said it won't comment, because Ms. Franklin has filed a claim against the city.
Her attorney Julian McPhillips says they are seeking damages and a return of Ms. Franklin's prescriptions. Franklin faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and is also seeking to have those charges dropped. She is set to appear in court on October 3rd.