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Video Shows Cops Tasing a Restrained Woman In Accordance With a Policy That May Not Exist
Reason ^ | June 19, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:24:15 PM PDT by Altariel

Print|Email Video Shows Cops Tasing a Restrained Woman In Accordance With a Policy That May Not Exist

J.D. Tuccille | June 19, 2012

Stop resisting!Let's all sing the praises of video-recording technology and whistleblowers. And journalists looking for a big story. That's what it took to expose the tasing of a "mentally troubled" 34-year-old woman by Chariton, Iowa, police who had, ostensibly, pulled her and her boyfriend over because they feared she was the victim of domestic abuse. They ended up zapping her after they had her handcuffed and confined to a police car. And they zapped her according to a Use of Force Policy that may not exist.

Reports WHO TV:

A mentally troubled woman, tased by a Chariton police officer even after she was hogtied in the back of his police cruiser, is speaking out.

It’s a video the Chariton Police Department does not want you to see. It shows Sergeant Tyler Ruble tasing 34-year old Amy Storm after Storm was stopped two years ago because Ruble was investigating whether she was the victim of domestic abuse.

The video shows officers cuffing her hands and feet, and hog-tying her…then tasing her while she was in the back seat of the police cruiser.

After our story aired, Storm contacted us. She says she never filed a complaint because she didn’t realize there was a video. Watching it now brings back a flood of emotions. “I can’t believe there’s a video.” Storm says fighting back tears, “I can’t believe that’s me. I started crying. I just…I knew it was bad when it was happening. I just didn’t realize it was that bad. I didn’t…I didn’t realize how bad it was.”

Police cited HIPAA privacy regulations in refusing to surrender the police-taken video to the TV station. The video was obtained anyway "through someone with connections to the department." The department's reticence might be explained by WHO's report that those arms holding Storm down in the photo above belong to Lucas County Sheriff Jim Baker.

Not surprisingly, Baker, along with Chariton Police Chief Jeff Johnson, responded to the report of Storm's shocking treatment. The duo's press release (PDF) says:

[A] Chariton Police Officer, acting in conjunction with veteran officers from the Sheriff’s Office, was required to implement the City’s Use of Force policy. The subject was subdued and an arrest was made without further incident. Following the arrest the Department received no complaints or comments from any party involved in the arrest.

Baker and John also complained that they were "willing to comply with WHO’s request for release of the video, but the City needed to confirm first that the privacy rights of non-City personnel shown in the video were protected as provided by federal and state law."

Responds WHO:

In a written statement the police chief defends the tasing saying it’s been reviewed by his department and the city. But that’s news to the mayor, who admits he’s never seen any such report. The mayor then refused to answer any more of our questions.

WHO also pointed out in its initial broadcast that they had been refused access to the Use of Force Policy on the grounds that it was being revised and did not address the use of Tasers.

Ouch.

Amy Storm is now pursuing legal action.

Note: I can't get the video to embed. See it here.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; iowa

1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:24:30 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Once again, Cops out of control.

We need to replace police departments with volunteer citizen militias to maintain order.

We were better off with Marshalls and posses than with these unionized thugs in blue.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:38:02 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Altariel
Video Shows Cops Tasing a Restrained Woman In Accordance With a Policy That May Not Exist

Remember that - it wasn't sadistic torture and domestic terrorism.

They were merely following a policy that didn't exist.

Move along.

Hey - you. I said, move along.

Now.

3 posted on 06/21/2012 10:38:54 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Bet she’s glad she left her dog at home...

“There is no situation so bad it cannot be made worse by the presence of a police officer.”


4 posted on 06/21/2012 10:41:49 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Altariel
Video at this link...

http://whotv.com/2012/05/31/video-proof-tasing-victim-speaks-out/

5 posted on 06/21/2012 10:42:59 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Altariel

“pulled her and her boyfriend over because they feared she was the victim of domestic abuse.”

Huh? Now they don’t have to suspect that you committed a crime to claim probable cause, they just can claim they suspect you are the victim of a crime? Just install shock collars on all citizens at birth and be done with it, you bastards.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Altariel

Sick fags...


7 posted on 06/21/2012 10:48:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Boogieman

Such sick, criminal reasoning.

What’s next?

“We thought the woman had been raped, but when we learned she hadn’t, we raped her anyway....”

“We thought the boy was a victim of a pedophile, but he wasn’t, so we molested him anyway.....”


8 posted on 06/21/2012 10:56:57 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Boogieman

“pulled her and her boyfriend over because they feared she was the victim of domestic abuse.”

So they pulled her over because they feared she was being abused by her boyfriend, then the police abuse the woman... OH the irony..


9 posted on 06/21/2012 11:00:32 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Altariel
The police were -

just doing their jobs

keeping us safe

handling the situation according to procedure

following orders

taking precautions to keep the victim and the public safe

looking for a terrorist that fit the victim's description

doing what they could with the limited pay and resources they had available.

There, now that we have all the usual execuses from our resident boot lickers out of the way. When is it time to buy tar and feathers?

10 posted on 06/21/2012 11:04:10 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: ZULU

A friend of mine lives way out in the the country and he just was lamenting to me the other day that the cops are all dressing in black stormtrooper uniforms with a stash of AR’s and how it used to be guys in cowboy hats.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 11:32:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Watch them marching around at a police academy. Chilling. They act like paramilitary stormtroopers,, not peace officers.

VERY VERY VERY SCAREY.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 11:58:08 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU
It's no longer to protect and serve. It's all about revenue generation.

or

Crime doesn't pay. Traffic violators do.

13 posted on 06/22/2012 12:15:47 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CFUQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXlWYQwcxQtE&ei=vBzkT6L9Boug8gTIyc3fCQ&usg=AFQjCNEupx5IzVUmPzqexiJSaUKtmt3o8w&sig2=0rI9kYBcYHUN-eFckTQltA


14 posted on 06/22/2012 12:30:20 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: rawcatslyentist

You just can’t get up in the morning and go about your business without breaking a law.
The average person does not have time to keep up with the law. Every year more laws are passed. Like the one in Texas that it is illegal to drive in your bare feet.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 12:41:11 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Talisker
I find that the big old burly cops love tasering and incapacitating young women.....must give them their jollies for the day...

are there no men with character anymore?

16 posted on 06/22/2012 4:18:21 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Repeat Offender

You left out’They are heroes”.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 4:26:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: Repeat Offender
There, now that we have all the usual execuses from our resident boot lickers out of the way. When is it time to buy tar and feathers?

Interesting that they haven't seemed to find this thread yet. I really need a bootlicker ping list.

18 posted on 06/22/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: sport
i>You left out’They are heroes”.

Touche. Well I for one feel safer.

19 posted on 06/22/2012 3:18:55 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: zeugma
Interesting that they haven't seemed to find this thread yet. I really need a bootlicker ping list.

I wholeheartedly agree. But, for this thread......... crickets.

And I thought I had seen it all excused or defended; I guess they'll just pretend this thread and the woman don't exist.

We'll just have to wait until the next story about SWAT raiding the wrong house and if the people inside weren't doing anything wrong, they'd have nothing to fear and just wait for the tear gas to clear.

20 posted on 06/22/2012 3:25:32 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

Amen! and so do I.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT by sport
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To: Repeat Offender

...just tazing the bound women Americans won’t taze.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 9:47:10 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

>Such sick, criminal reasoning.

“The more violently twisted the mind, the more violently twisted the logic.” – Sherlock Holmes


23 posted on 06/30/2012 7:34:58 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: sport
You left out’They are heroes”.

Whith heroes like these, who needs villains?

24 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
You got that right!

At one time, I thought the police were your friends. And at that time, they were.But this new bunch has made a believer out of me. now I stay as far as possible from them.

25 posted on 06/30/2012 8:33:29 PM PDT by sport
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