Cops taser 8-months pregnant black woman over parking dispute
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is currently investigating a complaint filed against several of its officers who allegedly tasered an eight-months pregnant woman in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood over a parking dispute. Thirty-year-old Tiffany Rent says she endured much pain as a result of the police assault, and that it was entirely unnecessary based on the circumstances.
CBS 2 News in Chicago reports that Tiffany had temporarily parked in a handicapped parking space at a local Walgreens in order to calm down her young daughter, when CPD officers pulled up and surrounded her vehicle. According to Tiffany, the officers prevented her from leaving, and proceeded to write her a $200 ticket, which she ripped up and threw on the ground in protest.
According to Tiffany’s side of the story, she tried to explain to CPD officers why she had pulled in the handicapped spot, and that she was quickly going to leave. But they ignored her petition and proceeded to write her a ticket anyway, which is about the time the situation got ugly. When all was said and done, CPD officers had tasered Tiffany through the window of her car, and later claimed they had no idea she was pregnant.