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    Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    OK, here's IMO a genuine example of police using unnecessary force and will likely get punished for it. Just IMO I believe he deserves a brief term in jail for assault but I doubt that will happen. Currently he's on paid leave pending investigation. The police chief is interviewed on the video too.

    Tallahassee cop on paid leave after tasing woman, 62 - CNN.com

    There is video. The woman was walking away. It didnt look like she had been hostile to the cop. The video I saw on the news looked a little different than this so I dont know if there is more than one.

    As Mahan put one arrested suspect in the back of a patrol car, Young pulled up, forcing Mahan "to take [his] focus off of one of the arrestees and engage her," Mahan said in his report.

    "Young's actions obstructed officers while in the course of completing their legal duties," he wrote.

    The woman was walking calmly away when she was tazed. The officer had decided to arrest her as well, for obstructing justice while they were arresting other people. So I guess he couldnt just go after her and arrest her???? Unneccessary force. Incredibly bad for the community.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    OK, here's IMO a genuine example of police using unnecessary force and will likely get punished for it. Just IMO I believe he deserves a brief term in jail for assault but I doubt that will happen. Currently he's on paid leave pending investigation. The police chief is interviewed on the video too.

    Tallahassee cop on paid leave after tasing woman, 62 - CNN.com

    There is video. The woman was walking away. It didnt look like she had been hostile to the cop. The video I saw on the news looked a little different than this so I dont know if there is more than one.

    As Mahan put one arrested suspect in the back of a patrol car, Young pulled up, forcing Mahan "to take [his] focus off of one of the arrestees and engage her," Mahan said in his report.

    "Young's actions obstructed officers while in the course of completing their legal duties," he wrote.

    The woman was walking calmly away when she was tazed. The officer had decided to arrest her as well, for obstructing justice while they were arresting other people. So I guess he couldnt just go after her and arrest her???? Unneccessary force. Incredibly bad for the community.
    I can't tell what happened before he tazed her in the back (whether she was hostile or not) but it's very obvious that her back was turned to him and she wasn't a threat at that moment. I'd say the police officer is going to be in big trouble here.

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    Tazers should be outlawed.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I can't tell what happened before he tazed her in the back (whether she was hostile or not) but it's very obvious that her back was turned to him and she wasn't a threat at that moment. I'd say the police officer is going to be in big trouble here.
    I saw it on TV news and it was much more up-close, almost like a different video. I wonder if there is another out there.

    Interestingly, it's another case of a citizen taking the video, not a police video. It's sad but we really need to oversee police behavior for our own protection.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I saw it on TV news and it was much more up-close, almost like a different video. I wonder if there is another out there.

    Interestingly, it's another case of a citizen taking the video, not a police video. It's sad but we really need to oversee police behavior for our own protection.
    You'd think by now cops would know that smart phones are everywhere, and people can capture their actions on video, right?

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    The most disturbing thing is that the reason for the initial police contact was a "drug dealing" complaint yet no arrests were made for "drug related" offenses. To be able to arrest someone simply for them not wanting to be arrested is insane.

    They all were charged with resisting an officer without violence, and Laguna Young was charged with a probation violation that Leon County Jail records indicate stems from a previous conviction on cocaine and drug paraphernalia charges.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    The video I saw he tried to grab her arm to detain her, she pulled it away and turned around to walk away, and he tazed her.

    That would be considered resisting arrest, but I don't think the tazer was warranted.

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    This is shocking!

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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The most disturbing thing is that the reason for the initial police contact was a "drug dealing" complaint yet no arrests were made for "drug related" offenses. To be able to arrest someone simply for them not wanting to be arrested is insane.
    I hadnt picked up on that. Interesting.

    So...scenario: they went into the community, hassled some guys hanging out, and the guys got self-righteous and mouthy with the cops (even I have give cops a bunch of attitude when they've detained me improperly), and the cops got pissed off and decided to cost the taxpayers even more with a bunch of unnecessary arrests?

    Nice. Speculation of course. But easily imagined. I'm not saying there wasnt a report of dealing...or that the neighborhood guys were angels. Maybe they just werent holding then. But it seems like poor community relations to me.
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    Re: Police in FL taze 62 yr old woman in the back

    What the hell are police being taught these days? That was totally unacceptable - tazing was not necessary given the video provided. Not only should this cop be relieved of his police duties permenantly but I do hope an investigation and possible criminal charges are at least offered. The entire force where this occurred should also be required to go through a re-training program on what is and is not acceptable force and when to use it and do public outreach to this community if they want to keep their jobs. Insanity.
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