Video Shows Woman Tasered by Officer, Claims Police Brutality
"The only comment I can make at this time is that the Use of Force Committee is reviewing the incident," said Stow's Police Chief.
An Akron woman who was shocked with an electric stun gun by a Stow officer is now firing back by accusing Stow Police of brutality.
Chelsea Garrett, 23, bounced off a median wall and hit a vehicle in Akron and then left the scene of the accident and then almost swiped a Stow cruiser Nov. 5.
After the Stow officer pulled Garrett over on Graham Road, she got out of her car and was eventually shocked with a Taser — as seen in the dashcam video uploaded to this post. (Audio is not available.)
She was charged with reckless operation, a minor-misdemeanor.
"The only comment I can make at this time is that the Use of Force Committee is reviewing the incident," said Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker.
The 90-pound woman told Fox 8 she is a diabetic and took some over-the-counter cold medicines which made her in "a delirious state" during the incident earlier this month.
In the Fox 8 interview, Garrett said, "I remember feeling my stomach in my brain and the shaking. I remember starting to say, in a very slow, delayed, which again is what me know my state of mind, 'What are you doing?'" she said. "And then all of the sudden it happened again and again and just that horrible feeling."
Garrett pleaded not guilty for reckless operation according to court documents. The court date is Dec. 13 at the Stow Municipal Court.
"We cannot offer further comments at this time as the case has not gone to court," said Dirker.