Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by Timely
That was addressed in the article.
The report goes on to state: "In this situation, Maudsley ... removed one of her handcuffs while in the back of Cole's patrol car, and moved her handcuffs from behind her back, to in front of her body, as she attempted to flee the FHP Station. In addition, Maudsley was running towards US Highway 19 which is a high volume road."
Originally posted by Sek82
Don't police officers, like military, have to pass some sort of physical fitness test on a regular basis?
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Maybe I watched the wrong video, but I see an officer giving chase while firing the tazer. I see her fall, sit up and hear her ordered to lay back down.
Sad if she is hurt, but I don't see a brain dead woman here. Just one that sat up and was able to receive orders to lay back down. Both of which require conscious thought and actions.
Or am I missing something here?
Originally posted by selfharmonise
A small point, your headline says that she was tasered in the head.
That's kind of misleading, she was tasered and fell over and hit her head.
There is a bit of a difference between the two.
Being tasered in the head and being rendered braindead would lead me to believe that tasers are too dangerous to use in case they dont hit their intended target...
But being tasered and falling over and hitting your head...makes me think that it's been a bad luck case, or the cop taking the easy route compared to chasing her.edit on 21-2-2012 by selfharmonise because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by usmc0311
This is just Horrible.
So what do you think? Was this an abuse of police power?
The Florida Highway Patrol have cleared 267-pound Trooper Daniel Cole of wrongdoing and have released a disturbing dash cam video that captured him tasing a 100 pound, 20 year old handcuffed girl in the back as she fled.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement determined Trooper Daniel Cole's "use of force" was justified when he tased the woman last September at the FHP Pinellas Park Substation and cleared him of wrongdoing.
The fleeing woman, Danielle Maudsley, 20, suffered severe brain damage after hitting her head on the concrete and has been in a persistent vegetative state ever since.
edit on 21/2/12 by usmc0311 because: Title Change.edit on 21/2/12 by usmc0311 because: added link
Originally posted by pyrodude
reply to post by mainidh
Oh yeah, you'll talk tough now, just wait till something happens to you. Someone breaks in to your house, someone bumps your car in the parking lot, or steals your dog. Then he wont be a fat lardo, then it'll "Please mr. policeman, catch the guy........ help me....oh and hurry up cuz I pay your paycheck."