Tuesday, October 13, 2009

72-year-old who was tasered gets rewarded

The 72-year-old woman tasered in a traffic stop in Texas last month has accepted a settlement offer of $40,000.

The dashboard cam footage has been released. Here's a report with that video from Fox 7 in Austin, Texas:

After watching the footage, I have to side with the officer. All she had to do was sign the ticket and be on her way, but her refusal led to the incident. After getting out of the vehicle, she wouldn't step over and was placing both the officer and herself in danger by standing too closely to the roadway. You have to respect and obey what a police offers says — no matter your age.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

$40-thousand doesn't sound like a lot to me...