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Oklahoma Man Pleads With Cops: “don’t Taze My Granny”

July 1, 2010
Sarah Foster

Police officers involved in the tasing of an elderly bedridden grandmother into unconsciousness at her apartment last Dec. 22 are being sued in federal court by the woman and her grandson for violations of their civil rights.

“It seems to me using some sort of high voltage on an 86-year-old woman seems inappropriate,” said attorney Brian Dell, after filing the Complaint June 21 in Oklahoma City on behalf of his clients, Lona Varner and her grandson, Lonnie Tinsley, 47. “The whole purpose of this lawsuit is they used the force on an elderly woman.”

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  1. Linda permalink
    July 1, 2010 10:04 am

    This is so heinous that it is hard to believe. Are police officers this untrained in this “enlightened” era? Have they ever heard of common decency? Have they ever heard of elder abuse or respect for elders? This woman posed no threat to them. What? They could not wait a few minutes for the medical people to arrive???
    Apparently this is not the first time that this type of incident has happened in this town. Would sure like to follow this court case to see what happens. Will justice prevail? Will the guilty be punished? Will the town officials be held accountable? As a person with a medical background, this is just so frustrating and infuriating to me.

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