Oct 18, 2020 7:00 PM

Woman whose KC arrest sparked outrage gives birth

Posted Oct 18, 2020 7:00 PM
Image from cell phone video of the arrest courtesy KCTV
Image from cell phone video of the arrest courtesy KCTV

KANSAS CITY (AP) — The attorney for a Black Missouri woman whose arrest when she was nine-months pregnant sparked outrage says she's given birth to a girl. Deja Stallings of Kansas City, Missouri, had an emergency cesarean section late Wednesday.

Attorney Stacy Shaw said that the newborn is in the neonatal intensive care unit.

The infant was born two weeks early and had an elevated heart rate. Stallings ended up on the ground with a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer’s knee in her back during the Sept. 30 arrest that was captured on video.