Woman says police used excessive force when arresting her granddaughter

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CLAIRTON, Pa. - A woman says Clairton police used excessive force when arresting her 17-year-old granddaughter.

“She’s the type of child you can’t even raise your voice to or she’ll cry,” the woman said.

The woman told Channel 11 that her granddaughter has cuts and bruises after being arrested near an old ice cream shop on Miller Avenue for violating Clairton’s 10 p.m. curfew.

Police said the girl resisted with violence and during a scuffle, one of the female officers, about the same height and weight as the girl, was hurt and required medical treatment.

Police are investigating the incident.