Video released in alleged excessive force arrest of Santa Rosa teen

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The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is releasing dramatic body camera video showing the arrest of a teenager who's now suing deputies for excessive force. (KGO-TV)

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is releasing dramatic body camera video showing the arrest of a teenager who's now suing deputies for excessive force.

RELATED: Santa Rosa teen sues sheriff's office alleging excessive force

The video shows Gabrielle Lemos being thrown to the ground by Deputy Marcus Holton in June. She suffered facial swelling and bruises.

The teen filed a federal civil right lawsuit against the county. That's on hold because Lemos is facing a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge.

The deputy said he was investigating suspected domestic abuse involving Lemos's sister.

The sheriff's office also released audio between Lemos and her mother, in which the teen refers to the deputy with a racial slur.

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