Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result

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A Florida police officer, 267-pound Trooper Daniel Cole, was recently cleared of any wrongdoing by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Questions were raised when he tasered a 20 year old handcuffed girl in the back as she fled. The tasering was caught on video showing officer Cole firing the taser at the handcuffed Danielle Maudsley.  Maudsley was a mere 100 pound, while Cole outweighed her at two and a half times her weight. She was clearly no threat to him, unless he expected to die from exhaustion chasing her a few yards.

Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result

The encounter took place last September at the FHP Pinellas Park Substation. As Maudsley fled, the tasering prevented her from catching herself as her muscles involuntarily seized up. As a result, she fell to the concrete, and bashed her head. She suffered severe brain damage and has been in a persistent vegetative state ever since.

The video below shows Maudsley fleeing a back door of the substation with officer Cole following closely behind, with absolutely no need to taser her. It is clear that he only did this to inflict physical punishment on the small 20 year old.

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Maudsley was initially arrested for her alleged involvement in two hit-and-run crashes and driving without a license.

Officer Cole brought her to the substation to complete his paperwork before taking her to the Pinellas County Jail. But as she entered the parking lot, she tried to make a run for it.

“What were you thinking? What are you, stupid?,” Cole can be heard asking Maudsley on the video.
“I can’t get up,” said Maudsley.
“I don’t want you to get up,” said Cole.
“I can’t get up,” Maudsley said again. The last words Maudsley has spoken since being tasered.

Maudsley’s mother said Cole should have used other means besides the taser to stop her daughter. “He was right behind her. He could’ve reached out,” Maudsley observed. “It was unnecessary.”

Defense attorney Kevin Haylsett was hired to pursue charges against the department. Hayslett said Cole violated his department’s taser policy which says clearly that “Fleeing cannot be the sole reason for the deployment” of the taser. “When you shoot someone in the back, and they’re running away, all that force — as you saw when Danielle’s head hit the concrete — that’s why they don’t allow you to do that, because you can have horrible tragedies like this,” Hayslett explained.

Maudsley’s mother said early on that the prognosis is not good for her daughter. Maudsley remained in a Fort Lauderdale rehab center which specializes in severe brain injuries and remained in a vegetative state until she died last month.

SPREAD THE WORD about this POLICE ABUSE of power. These rogue cops can only get away with these abuses if we allow them to!

Source: politicalblindspot

5 Responses

  1. #1. Don’t put yourself in a position to be harassed by the pigs.
    #2. If it is some small infraction of course, treat the meathead with common civility. Address said meathead as ‘Officer’ or ‘Deputy’ to get the point across that you acknowledge their position with a simple respect. Many folks call them ‘Sir’ (or Mam) which right away sets a tone of complacency on your part. They work for the people, or are supposed to so make sure they know it, subtly.
    #3. If you find yourself having to deal further with them over something of no fault of your own, repeat the five words – “I have nothing to say.” until you can retain legal counsel.
    #4. If you find yourself in an ‘out of control’ situation (mano ye mano) for some reason like out of control pig, you better know how to neutralize a threat as well as escape oncoming forces.

    This cop should be fired, tried for murder, jailed in general population after all the prisoners and guards are told of his crime. Sleep tight piggy :o) If I was her father, the issue would be closed already. The copper would be sleepin with the fishes.

  2. ticktock says:

    He was cleared? What? Is this the new standard for our new Police State? Do what thou wilt? The revolt against the scum cops had better be good whenever it starts!

  3. Elaine says:

    Not only should he be fired, he should be found guilty of murder and go to prison.
    I hope he rots in hell.

  4. 5 War Veteran says:

    Yes there are criminals in power, look at the White House if you need proof.
    Was this fat bastard using excessive force? It all depends on how much trouble she was.
    Sit down means sit down. Shut up means shut up. Was she a criminal? It seems so.
    Did she deserve to be tasered? How much trouble was she up to this point.
    Stupid is as stupid does.
    100 pounds has nothing to do with it. Pretty has nothing to do with it.
    I raised my children to be responsible.
    One does not run with scissors and running with your hands cuffed is asking for trouble. Did he need to taser? Perhaps not.
    Did she need to run? Stupid question.

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