May 16, 2014
Jodi Kozma was born with a birth defect that left her mentally impaired. She is not your typical 25-year-old.
When Jodi goes shopping with her family she is allowed to venture off, but has to stay in touch with her cellphone; as was the case on this August day in the Livonia, Mich. Wal-Mart.
Security camera footage shows that they thought Jodi may be a shoplifter as they follow her every move inside the store. When security saw Jodi pick up a pack of hair ties, they mistakenly thought she was stealing it.
Jodi was intercepted as she tried to leave by Wal-Mart security, who in turn called the police.
The entire time Jodi thinks these people are trying to abduct her.
When police arrive, the security camera shows them cuff her and throw her to the ground, even though they were told about her having special needs.
Despite being told twice on the 9-1-1 call that Jodi was special needs, the police denied ever being given this information; smash heads first, ask questions never.
She had committed no crime yet was harassed and brutalized by police, which has rightfully so, left Jodi Kozma terrified of police.
Jodi’s family has since filed a federal lawsuit.