GBI and attorney to talk soon in officer-involved use of force investigation
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the attorney for the woman who was repeatedly struck by a police officer on video are expected to meet soon.
The video went viral weeks ago, and it allegedly showed a DeKalb County officer, P.J. Larscheid, repeatedly striking a woman with his baton as she resisted arrest.
The GBI is handling the investigation, and has yet to speak to the woman at the center of the case.
Officials with the GBI said they have tried for two weeks to reach Katie McCrary, but have been unsuccessful. They have the video and have witnesses at the store.
Police say that they were called to the Chevron on Glenwood Road after a complaint that McCrary had solicited customers for money.
FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell contacted the attorney for McCrary who released a statement that said in part:
"Currently Katie is in treatment and she is doing well. We continue to support her alongside her family on healing and moving forward. We have now become aware that the GBI is attempting to contact Katie in efforts to help with their investigation. Katie and our offices will contact the GBI in the upcoming days to assist them with their investigation."
The officer in the video is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case. The GBI says once their investigation is finished, they will hand over the case to the district attorney.