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Officers Accused of Excessive Force

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(KUSA) OyZhana Williams went to University of Colorado Hospital on December 22, 2015 because her boyfriend had been shot.

Police were there to investigate the shooting.

Williams ended up being arrested, but not for the shooting. Police accused her of assaulting a sergeant, scratching him across the head.

Williams says that's not what happened; and her lawyers say surveillance video proves it. They filed a lawsuit against three Aurora police officers on Monday.

The surveillance video was taken outside of the hospital's emergency room. Lawyers say none of the officers involved were wearing a body camera.

Video shows police talking to Williams. She says the questioning from Sergeant Michael Hawkins became more aggressive, and he demanded the keys to her car.

Williams' lawyers say that Hawkins had already searched the car and that he didn't have the right to seize it, as he told Williams he was going to do.

Things got heated; when Williams refused to hand over the keys. She threw them on the ground. That's when she says Sergeant Hawkins tried to grab her.

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