A grandson who was taking care of his 86-year-old grandmother called for help in El Reno, Oklahoma. There was some discussion about whether she took her pills or not, he wanted medical help… what he got was 10 El Reno Oklahoma police officers. With no common sense… who decided to taser the man’s grandmother..
When you call 911, you get the fire dept. police dept and medical dept. in most cities…..but why 10 police officers, is beyond me. The 911 dispatcher must have been told what the problem was, so why did they send 10…10 police officers.
Because she ordered the police out of the house, they felt she was aggressive.
Aggressive??? In a hospital bed, connected to oxygen, 86 years old? When the order for tasering, the grandson tried to stop them and he was thrown down, handcuffed and thrown in the police car. . (sounds like Spokane)
The police reported that the elderly woman was holding a knife when they entered her bedroom. She was supposed to have said to him, “If you try and get the knife I will stab you and kill you. I killed four Japs in World War II, and I would not bat an eye killing you.”
The officer also wrote that elderly woman said “she was going to kill every officer that was in her apartment when she got out… she told them, she was going to snap their neck like a twig just like she did during World War II.” As you can imagine, the officers were terrified.
Terrified? Terrified?? 10 flaming police officers who could have surrounded her bed….Terrified??? Give me a flaming break… there were 10 of them, only her, by this time, who happen to be connected to oxygen. She is 86 years old confined to a hospital type bed !!!! And to subdue her, with the taser …one of the finest stepped on her oxygen tube until she started to gasp for air. They tasered her in the left upper chest… and left a burnt mark on her and left her bleeding..… It is a wonder she didn’t have a flaming heart attack…
She was confined to a psych ward for a week.
They say there are two sides to every story… but I got to ask… how could this be improved for the police officers… Even if she had a knife (the police said she did, her grandson said no) what kind of knife…Can’t see the grandson giving Granny
a kitchen knife.. so I would guess a table knife. But even given them the benefit of the doubt… we are talking about 10 officers… 10 officers…. One little old lady in a hospital type bed… hooked up to oxygen…
El Reno, sounds like a small town, but I sure hope they have deep pockets because a lawyer will get ahold of this and have a field day… I can see them wheeling Granny in …in her bed with oxygen hooked up…. Police dept. and the town hall, might as well, start pulling the money out of the coffers…I just could not believe this…. You got to be kidding
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