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Local woman releases self-recorded video of her arrest at Dawson County GOP event

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Nydia Tisdale has released the video she recorded while she was being arrested by a Dawson County sheriff's deputy last month

Click here to watch the YouTube video.

The video shows Tisdale being forcibly removed from a Dawson County Republican Party political event. The event featured several political candidates and elected officials including Attorney General Sam Olens and Gov. Nathan Deal.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office says Tisdale was told several times to stop recording the event and leave, and when she didn't she was arrested.

The video shows Capt. Tony Wooten, who was working security at the event, removing Tisdale from her seat. You can hear Tisdale yell at Wooten asking him to identify himself and later to stop hurting her.

Tisdale has been accused of kicking Wooten and elbowing him in the face. She has been charged with felony obstruction and criminal trespassing.

Dawson Sheriff Billy Carlisle said his office has no plans to drop charges against Tisdale and Wooten is back on full duty after he was cleared by an internal investigation. Tisdale said she will fight the charges.

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