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    FL - Tasered by cop while handcuffed, woman strikes head on pavement; now brain dead

    Tired of the bully-boy actions by some of our LE.

    Pictured: The moment handcuffed woman, 20, was left brain dead after being Tasered for trying to escape police (Daily Mail)
    A 20-year-old woman has been left brain dead - after she was Tasered by police and smacked her head on the ground.

    Danielle Maudsley had been taken to a Florida Highway Patrol Station after being arrested for a suspected hit-and-run in September. Handcuffed, she ran out of the door.

    But as footage from a police cruiser dashboard camera reveals, Trooper Daniel Cole, who this week was cleared of any wrongdoing, fired a Taser's electric probes into her back.

    She spun, fell backwards and hit her head on the ground. Bleeding and crying she tried to get up. She then blacked out and has remained unconscious ever since.
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    'He couldn't reach out and grab her? He was an arm's length away. My daughter is dead because of this. She won't come back.'
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    more, with pictures and video, at link above

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    It's not due to the taser but because she fell and hit her head.
    Which presumably could have happened even if he tried to grab her.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    It's not due to the taser but because she fell and hit her head.
    Which presumably could have happened even if he tried to grab her.
    He's two big cop steps away from her in the video, at most. All he has to do is take a few strides and grasp her arm. She's handcuffed. Instead, he has to pull his weapon. Instead, he has to assert very nearly the utmost authority.

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    But still, why taser her when he could have just reached out and grabbed her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    He's two big cop steps away from her in the video, at most. All he has to do is take a few strides and grasp her arm. She's handcuffed. Instead, he has to pull his weapon. Instead, he has to assert very nearly the utmost authority.
    He is a large man and if he tried to grab a much smaller woman who is running away the potential for injury is clearly still there.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    He is a large man and if he tried to grab a much smaller woman who is running away the potential for injury is clearly still there.
    So he shoots her with electrodes instead, guaranteeing that he is now no longer in control of what will happen to her, other than that she will go down. If he grabs her arm and asserts reasonable force, she does not fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    So he shoots her with electrodes instead, guaranteeing that he is now no longer in control of what will happen to her, other than that she will go down. If he grabs her arm and asserts reasonable force, she does not fall.
    She is trying to run away and you are assuming (for reason unclear to me) that if he grabbed her arm she would just stop. She was under arrest that didn't stop her from trying to run away. Why do you assume she was going to stop if he managed to grab her arm?
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    If he grabbed her arm he would have had a hold of her. Just tasering her ensures that she falls to the ground.

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    Tired of the bully-boy actions by some of our LE.
    It looks like laziness, mostly. He just didn't feel like running.

    http:////www.youtube.com/watch?featu...&v=KPP0LYHZAzI

    The above video has audio of the cop saying his actions were justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    She is trying to run away and you are assuming (for reason unclear to me) that if he grabbed her arm she would just stop. She was under arrest that didn't stop her from trying to run away. Why do you assume she was going to stop if he managed to grab her arm?
    Sorry, can't argue the point further. The point is clear. He's roughly twice her size. He chose to lose control of what would happen to her when he chose to shoot her with the electrodes. And all he had to do was catch up to her and hold her upright.


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    So this young woman was drunk and high on oxycontin, being held in the police station,and she RUNS away from custody,out into a parking lot. Hmmmmm...doesn't she have some responsibility for what happened as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cappuccino View Post
    If he grabbed her arm he would have had a hold of her. Just tasering her ensures that she falls to the ground.
    He grabs her arm and then what if she starts fighting back and struggling? Then he uses matching force and we complain about that too. My question is why is she drunk and high and running from custody out of the station?

    Does she just get a pass for that? She was under arrest and she ran from the police station. You have to assume that something bad might happen to you if you try something stupid like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    So this young woman was drunk and high on oxycontin, being held in the police station,and she RUNS away from custody,out into a parking lot. Hmmmmm...doesn't she have some responsibility for what happened as well?
    Yes, she does. But once she is in custody, her fate is in the hands of her captors. And we see what happened. She was shot in the back by an officer who could have maintained control of the situation without resorting to physical violence. He chose not to.

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    If he grabbed her and she fell people would be screaming why did he grab her? If she run into the busy road and got hit by a car people would be screaming why he didn't stop her. She had drugs in her system and was running away from the police. I don't blame the cop. I don't think he intended for her to end up in a coma.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    He grabs her arm and then what if she starts fighting back and struggling? Then he uses matching force and we complain about that too. My question is why is she drunk and high and running from custody out of the station?

    Does she just get a pass for that? She was under arrest and she ran from the police station. You have to assume that something bad might happen to you if you try something stupid like that.
    None of that answers why he didn't use the option of trying to grab hold of her instead of reaching immediately for the more excessive force of a taser. I think its already been answered though - pure laziness.

    Its like something that would happen in Syria.

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