A McAlester, Oklahoma cop is facing disciplinary action after tasing a handcuffed woman. Surveillance camera captured the June incident in which officer Sterling Taylor uses a taser on handcuffed Nakina Williams who was in custody at the Pittsburg County Jail Complex after being arrested on a public intoxication complaint.
The video has no audio but from the picture it appears that the woman was mouthing the officer off and then spat in his face. Officer responded by pulling out his stun gun and applying the voltage to the handcuffed woman.
The woman definitely crossed the line by spitting on the officer and should be held responsible for it, but the officer should likewise be held responsible for “getting even”. This is not what police officer are for – or at least it’s not what they should be for. If they take what happens to them during the course of duty so personally they feel the need to retaliate, they ought to be held responsible.
According to documents obtained by Tulsa’s Channel 8, the department found officer Sterling Taylor violated the McAlester Police Department’s tasers’ use policy and was placed on a two week unpaid suspension. He will also have to undergo further training. The officer has the right to appeal.
Props to Best Gore member Hawk for the video: