Whitehouse Police are defending their actions in the Friday morning arrest of Melissa Bonnette, who told our news partners at KYTX CBS 19 that she was chased and tackled by Officer Shawn Johnson during her usual morning walk on Maji Road.
Police say they have taken a very bad and unfair rap on social media for their actions, and released the videos of the incident to TylerPaper.com. We, in turn, are putting them out for your review and consideration.
Here's the video: http://bcove.me/6r4umyyg
What do you think? Was Mrs. Bonnette justified in running from police? Was the officer justified in chasing after her? Watch for our full story on this later tonight on TylerPaper.com, and in Tuesday's Tyler Morning Telegraph.