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77-Year-Old Grandma Knocked Down By Cop

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A 77-year-old Lancaster woman is reporting that she was knocked down and physically restrained by a cop after a fight with her grandson, reports NBC Los Angeles.

Marguerite Boyd tells the news site that her grandson called 9-1-1 to report (falsely, she says) that she had a gun and was pointing it at him. When officers arrived at the scene, they didn't find a gun, but nevertheless restrained Boyd, she says.

She was asked to turn around, and when she didn't comply, an officer "put his knee down on my back with his weight...He said he weighs 215 (pounds), but he's over 6-feet tall and a big corn-fed man."

Boyd's daughter, who was also there at the time, said that she thought her mother had died. Marguerite was knocked out and left with a swollen face.

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She is filing a civil rights lawsuit, although it will likely not be heard until May of next year.