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[VIDEO] Texas Police Taser Woman In A Wheelchair, Knock Her Over

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding police using excessive force against civilians, and we have to wonder if Texas police used too much force when they knocked a woman out of her wheelchair this past Wednesday.

On Wednesday, November 16, Sheketha Holman, a 36-year-old woman who has used a wheelchair for the past two years due to a lower back injury, arrived at the scene of her daughter’s arrest at a gas station in Harris County, Texas. Holman immediately began recording deputies involved in the arrest, verbally engaging with the deputies present. The events were also recorded by surveillance video, which was obtained by KTRK.

She told KTRK that the officer “was like, ‘Oh, she don’t want to follow directions, she’s resisting, I’m gonna Taser you!’” She was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, and was held at the Harris County Jail for three days.

“It’s bad what happened to me and whatever, but I feel like once the word is out, then they won’t be so quick to attack people like that,” Holman told KTRK.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office told KTRK that it has opened a department internal affairs investigation into the matter.

 “When the investigation is complete, if any policies and procedures were violated, then disciplinary actions will be implemented, which may be suspension and/or termination,” said senior deputy Thomas Gilliland, according to KTRK.

The investigation is pending…

H/T: KTRX

 

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