Rosenberg police facing lawsuit after claim of excessive force

ROSENBERG (KTRK) -- The Rosenberg Police Department is facing a civil lawsuit after claims of police using excessive force.

Cell phone video shows police arresting Christine and Steven Saenz in July 2014. However, the video does not show what led up to the incident.

The couple says they were sitting in a truck outside their daughter's home after an argument with her. According to Christine, police forced her out of the truck.

"All I remember was fear, all I remember was fear," Christine told abc13.

As officers tried to restrain her husband, she attempted to get up.

"It was like when a wrestler body slams you," she said. "I don't remember anything else."

In the video, Steven Saenz was hit as he attempted to get up.

"I mean all I could feel was punches all over," he said. "My face was swollen up big time."

Rosenberg police would not comment on the video.

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