70-year old grandmother from Florida, Barbara Pinkney, was tased multiple times during an arrest by officers who were looking for her grandson who violated propagation. This arrest was very violent.
Police came to Pinkney’s home attempting to serve an arrest warrant to Tevin Turner, her grandson who’s on probation.
“We heard a knock at the door. Actually, there wasn’t a knock. I think they kicked the door. Bam! Bam! At the door,” Pinkney told WFLA.
Elizabeth Franciso, which is her grandson’s wife, shot a video of this incident. Pinkney is heard asking to speak with a sergeant. After police denied her request, she attempted to close the door, but a cop grabbed her wrist before tasing her.
“I was just hollering. I was scared. I didn’t know what else to do. I was just hollering,” said Pinkney,
She was tased 3 times in her left arm, back, and upper back and suffered injuries.
Pinky was taken to jail for obstruction and resisting an officer.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating the incident. Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells said, “We’re trying to prove whether or not any policy violations or any law was broken. That seems to be the indication of many in the community, a bad arrest.”
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