A spokesperson for the police department said that Baker had interfered while officers were trying to arrest her mother, Charlene Bratton, for outstanding warrants due to unresolved traffic tickets.

“He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what,” Bratton recalled. “Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground.”

Both Baker and Bratton deny that the 12-year-old girl interfered with the arrest.

“I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just Tased me,” Baker insisted.