Just minutes after being declared mentally incompetent, a shackled Dasyl Jeanette Rios was tugged by her feet down a courthouse hallway.
“All I wanted to do was sob for a few minutes. Cry. I wanted to cry for a few minutes because my life is in your hands,” Dasyl Jeanette Rios said, wailing, as she was pulled by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy with her feet shackled through a Florida courthouse on Monday. The 28-year-old woman had just been declared mentally incompetent before she was dragged like a suitcase through the hallways by Christopher Johnson.
The disturbing incident was captured on a cellphone by Bill Gelin, an attorney and blogger at J.A.A.B. (Justice and Advocacy in Broward County), though the details of what led to a disturbing escalation aren’t entirely clear. While the video shows Rios writhing in pain and crying “You’re hurting me! You’re fucking hurting me. Stop! You didn’t give nobody a chance,” it is not entirely clear what led Johnson to feel compelled to restrain Rios in such a seemingly disturbing manner.