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Melbourne police open internal probe into tasing and arrest of 22-year-old Black woman

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Melbourne Police Department has opened an internal probe into last week's arrest of a 22-year-old Black woman who was pulled from her car and Tased two times after police said she "violently resisted" their orders following an alleged stop sign violation.The treatment and arrest of Sharaina Simmons sparked a small protest outside the police department Tuesday night after videos and photos of apparent bruises on Simmons began circulating on social media, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.The post, made by Simmons’ elder sister Shantisha Greene, 32, has been shared hundreds of times.

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