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Civil service board postpones hearing on hair-pulling incident

Someone captured cell phone video of Sgt. Robert Schilling pulling Melinda Morris from a ditch by her hair. Someone captured cell phone video of Sgt. Robert Schilling pulling Melinda Morris from a ditch by her hair.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge police sergeant accused of dragging a woman from a ditch by her hair went before the city's civil service board Thursday morning, but the hearing was postponed.

Sgt. Robert Schilling's attorney, Charles Dirks, asked the board to postpone a hearing related to his client's suspension until the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General finishes its criminal investigation of the alleged victim, Melinda Morris.

The board granted the request.

A video shot by a passerby shows Schilling pulling Morris by her hair after a motorcycle accident in September.

Police Chief Dwayne White said the police dashboard video allegedly shows Morris hitting Schilling first.

Schilling wants the city to pay him for the 15 days he was on suspension.

The civil service board did not announce when the hearing will be held.

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