posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 12:04 PM
Statement from Paul Newman, who is employed by the news station that covered this.
He was there, watching it all unfold on Saturday.
"They told her get down on the ground face down, and she's trying to plead with them 'I can't get on the ground, I'm pregnant. I can't do
that,' and they told her once again. And she, she's just trying to plead with them and then right away they hit her with the taser," said
Newton says Thomas appeared to get more aggressive when officers threatened to tase his pregnant girlfriend. "I thought she was trying to comply with
them, but I, it sounds like she was worrying about her pregnancy and she didn't want to get face down on the ground," said Newton.
There is absolutely no good reason to tase a pregnant woman. Period.
I have been pregnant a few times and at 8 months along, it is difficult to even tie your shoes at that point, and laying on your belly on concrete is
completely out of the question! I have a hard time believing that they would even ask that of her being that she was so far along.
I hope the officer gets fired.
edit on 3-4-2013 by daryllyn because: (no reason given)