Mitchell claims Newton forcefully twisted her arms and applied his boot’s heel to her foot during her arrest for trespassing, leaving visible marks from tight handcuffing.
Despite Mitchell’s assertion of innocence and the lack of charges against her, court records indicate that the Kansas City Police Department’s Office of Community Complaints sustained her allegations of excessive force against Newton.
This is not the first time Newton has faced legal action. In previous incidents, he was accused of kneeling on a pregnant Black woman during an arrest and was involved in fatal shootings, including those of Marcell T. Nelson and Kristen Fairchild in June 2023, and Donnie Sanders in March 2020.
The ongoing lawsuit filed by Donnie Sanders’ family, seeking compensation and alleging a failure in proper training and supervision by police commissioners, highlights the broader concerns surrounding Newton’s conduct.