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DAVENPORT, IA (WQAD) – Surveillance video from a department store is at the center of a police brutality investigation.

Brandie Redell is the woman seen on the tape. She admits she was stealing at the Von Maur department store in Northpark Mall in February. She was caught on surveillance video stuffing clothing in her baby’s stroller.

When Davenport police arrived to arrest her, things went from bad to worse.

The video shows Redell being beaten and held down by two officers, punched in the head several times. Her right eye ended up swolling shut and required a trip to the hospital.

Redell admits biting an officer, but says it was to get him off of her. The police chief says the officer has a different version of events.

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