A 57-year-old longshore union protester said she suffered a torn rotator cuff when law enforcement officers arrested her on the railroad tracks in front of a train bound for the EGT grain terminal.
She said she yelled in pain, which prompted another longshore union protester, Kelly Muller, to rush to her defense. Another officer was pushing a fellow female protester face into the ground, which enraged Muller, she said. Another union protester, Byron Jacobs, also rushed into the fray to protect the women.
Wiest was treated and released at St. John Medical Center, and she said sheriff’s deputies were waiting outside the emergency room to take her to jail after she was released.
“I never thought enforcement officers could be that bad. I thought they were there to protect us and take care of us, not to hurt us.”