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Woman in viral video tells Action News her life is broken

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Updated: 12/13/2013 11:35 pm
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- When 70-year-old Kathleen Allegrone's face hits the pavement, you can almost feel her pain.

For the first time since her run-in with police, Action News finally spoke with Allegrone. She wouldn't open her door and told us she was advised by her attorney not to speak.

We asked her how she was feeling and if she suffered a broken nose.

"I have a broken life," she said. "Goodbye."

What happened to her hasn't stopped others from talking.

"I'm speechless. I don't even know how to respond to that," said Hannah Allen.

As bad as it may seem, so many want to see this video. It's gone viral thanks to concerned citizens like Ilena Ullrich. She said she posted it on Facebook to alert others to what was happening in her community.

"Whether you're drunk or not, you have every right to be safe from the police. That's what they're there for, that's what we pay them to do and for them to either not catch her or throw her down like that just infuriated me," said Ullrich.

Locals agree this isn't going to be an easy case of right or wrong for either side.

"I wouldn't say it was all her fault or all his fault. There's two sides to every story," said Ullrich.
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Always Right - 1/2/2014 6:47 PM
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I see no problem with how the officer handled things. Do what you are told to do or face the results of not doing so. It's really not that difficult a concept to understand.

nativejax - 12/14/2013 4:16 PM
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And I want the facts, was she driving drunk? Or was she just driving OLD? Why a woman of her age doesn't have a family to drive her around is beyond me.

nativejax - 12/14/2013 4:13 PM
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If she was refusing to get out of her car by locking the doors when the officers thought she was a 'threat' if she drove off, I can see them getting upset, BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF BODY SLAMMING HER ON THE PAVEMENT..I can't make out who the officers were in that video, but I hope it wasn't a friend of mine,if so, he isn't anymore...cops and 'attitudes' don't mix.

hillcarrie - 12/14/2013 2:29 PM
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my girlfriends brother just got a six-month old Lexus CT 200h Hatchback by working parttime from a home computer... navigate to this site....

imtellin - 12/14/2013 9:27 AM
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2 alleged officers of the law, 1 70 year old threat to homeboy security !!! keep up the good work georgia !!! nice to see nothing has changed in 39 years !!!

RFM2009 - 12/14/2013 7:31 AM
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True Law Enforcement Professionalism through thorough training is the answer.
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