A woman alleges Alpharetta police shot her when they came to her home in retaliation for her involvement with a former officer.
Amy Bramuchi said she did pull a gun when officers entered her home on Sept. 25. A worried friend had called police to check on her, fearing Bramuchi was suicidal.
"I was asleep and the next thing I know I hear my door being broken down," said Bramuchi. "I was scared, and I didn't know what was going on."
Bramuchi told CBS Atlanta News she was on medication and sleeping pills, and did not hear police at the door.
A police report confirmed officers could not make contact with Bramuchi, so they forced their way in.
She said she was frightened so she ran upstairs and grabbed her unloaded gun.
"They shot me six times," said Bramuchi. "I don't think they needed to shoot me six times. I think there are non-lethal weapons. They could have pounced on me. They could have attacked me, tackled me."
Late last year, Bramuchi reported a veteran officer, Lt. Dan Dreslinski, to the department for having sex with her repeatedly while he was on the job.
Police said Dreslinski resigned to avoid being fired.
"I think this is all part of the conspiracy," said Bramuchi, referring to the shooting. "I think it's all part of the thing with Lt. Dreslinski."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case. The agency would not comment.
Alpharetta police issued a statement: "We are confident the investigation will bring forth the true facts of the incident."
Bramuchi, who spent more than a week in intensive care, said she will consider legal action.
"I want people to know that the police shouldn't be trusted and you have to be very, very, very careful," said Bramuchi.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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