Sunday, August 3, 2008
Another Tasered Victim; this time a 75 yr old
Could not a policeman restrain this troubled woman without a using a taser? Then she falls and cuts her head bad enough to need hospital care? Ridiculous!
Suicidal woman, 75, hit with Taser
Published: Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 7:48 a.m.
A 75-year-old woman was Tasered by Rohnert Park police in the department's lobby Friday after she walked in the main doors and threatened to kill herself.
The Rohnert Park woman, who was distraught and crying, pulled a 5½-inch stainless-steel knife from a bag she was carrying, Lt. Jeff Taylor said.
"She was saying she wanted to die and started making stabbing motions toward herself. In order to stop her from using the knife, the Taser was deployed," Taylor said.
The woman, who was not identified, fell and cut her head. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and placed on a 24-hour psychiatric hold, officials said.
-- Laura Norton
EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN BEING TASERED