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Friday, December 21, 2007

Pig tases woman for no good reason

Fla. officer shocks woman yelling at her - Yahoo! News: "While Elizabeth Beeland was trying to purchase a CD player at a Best Buy on Nov. 26, she stepped outside to talk on her phone, leaving her credit card. Concerned about the sudden exit, a store clerk suspected Beeland was using a stolen card and called over a police officer.

Officer Claudia Wright wrote in a police report that when she approached, Beeland became 'verbally profane, abusive, loud and irate.' She said she warned Beeland to calm down or face arrest.

Wright was not disciplined, and police Chief Mike Chitwood defended her actions. Beeland was refusing an officer's orders, and using a Taser avoided use of other weapons, he said."

So, instead of apologizing, the pig department said, "Shut up. You're lucky we didn't shoot you."

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