At first, both Lauren and Twan Reynolds questioned why they had to get out, according to the couple and Leavitt.
Then their stories begin to diverge.
According to the Reynoldses, police grabbed Twan Reynolds and pulled him out of the car. Within five seconds, and they say without provocation, the police pepper sprayed him in the face at close range, hit him several times on the head with a blackjack and kicked him in the back.
According to Leavitt, Twan Reynolds got out of the car and pushed Hutchinson into a third officer. That's when Leavitt and Hutchinson pepper sprayed him and hit him with the blackjack.
Leavitt accuses that third officer of not helping to subdue Twan Reynolds.
"At this point the situation is totally out of control," Leavitt said. "I've got his wife on my back, pulling on my gun belt ... [the third officer] tries to pull us off the subject we're trying to arrest."
Then, both Reynoldses were taken back to Montgomery police headquarters.
Two emergency medical technicians were there. Leavitt says he called them to the station.
But Leavitt soon asked them to leave the room, he says, because Twan Reynolds was "verbally or physically aggressive."
Lauren Reynolds, a nurse, says she and her husband asked for care, but that Leavitt said Twan Reynolds didn't need help, told the EMTs to leave and locked the door behind them.
Lauren Reynolds said she was taken to a separate room and handcuffed to a doorknob. She says Leavitt came in, grabbed her by the arm, leaned over and "just licks me on the neck," saying, "Little whore, you like it like that" and "Have you figured out who owns Montgomery yet? You're going to learn it."
Both Reynoldses say Leavitt called Twan Reynolds "nigger" several times during the incident.
Police performed a Breathalyzer test on her. She says it showed no alcohol in her system.
She was not charged with driving under the influence.
The Reynoldses say the Montgomery police chief, the mayor and Twan Reynolds' brother, city councilman Terrance Hamm, soon arrived at the police station.
Both were sent to Montgomery General Hospital's emergency room. Lauren Reynolds soon was released, but Twan Reynolds was sent to Charleston Area Medical Center and released late Saturday afternoon.
He says he had blood in his urine from being kicked in the back. His cornea was torn. He also suffered a chipped bone in his elbow, he said, and several injuries to his head.
Twan Reynolds' voice broke as he tried to describe his injuries.
"It's some horrible stuff here in Montgomery, man. Some horrible stuff," he said.
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