MOBILE, Ala. -- The woman whose controversial arrest at a Saraland Waffle House, which was widely seen in a viral video earlier this year, will face a new trial, according to Circuit Court records in Mobile County.
An order filed Wednesday by Circuit Judge Rick Stout sets a trial date on Dec. 3.
The order states that defendant Chikesia Clemons pleaded not guilty.
Attorneys representing Clemons had appealed a July 23 guilty verdict handed down by a Saraland Municipal Court judge, who found Clemons guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Her arrest was in April at a Waffle House restaurant.
The arrest of Clemons generated some outrage in the community, with some saying the arresting officer used excessive force.
Cell phone video of the arrest went viral, showing Saraland officers slamming Clemons to the ground, exposing her chest.
Clemons claimed she was mistreated by the police officers. She said the incident all started over a Waffle House waitress trying to charge her extra for plastic cutlery, and when she asked for the Waffle House corporate office's phone number, the waitress wouldn't give it to her.
But, Saraland Police said Clemons was drunk at the restaurant, and was told to leave for bringing in alcohol, but she refused. Police used surveillance video from inside the Waffle House to back up that story, which shows Clemons yelling at the waitress.
Police also said witnesses heard her threaten to "shoot this place up."