Woman Tasered, Arrested by Town and Country Police

Woman is tasered and arrested for interfering with police during an incident at Dave's World Famous Bar and Grill.

tell Patch a woman was tasered during an incident at 

According to Captain Gary Hoelzer, an officer on patrol made an investigative stop around 12:45 a.m. on March 27 when he noticed what he considered suspicious behavior.

According to an incident report provided by police, the officer was patrolling behind the businesses of Woods Mill Center in the 14300 block of South Outer 40 when he noticed a man slouched down in a vehicle behind a closed business. Police said the 30-year-old male from Chesterfield was uncooperative when police tried to investigate the situation.

Hoezler said that man was subsequently found in possession of what is believe to be marijuana. 

During this process, a 35-year-old female from Ballwin, who is an acquaintance of the man, tried to intervene between the man and police. Hoelzer said that's when the taser was deployed, but he points out it was used in "stun" mode. The incident report states, "The taser had to be used in the touch-stun mode to get her into custody."

"In other words, she was not hit with darts. It was in stun mode," Hoelzer tells Patch.

Hoelzer said the woman was arrested for interfering with a lawful detention and resisting arrest.  

The incident report states the man was also arrested for resisting a lawful detention and possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana.

Both have since been released on bond and have a court date of April 19 in Town and Country Municipal Court. 

According to the incident report, two officers were injured during the incident but have since returned to duty.

Jacquelyn Judd April 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I have a lot of questions about this report. Where did the woman come from? Was she in the car with the man or was she employed by Dave's? The incident occurred at 12:45 a.m. "behind a closed business." Was Dave's--a bar--closed at 12:45? What I am wondering is whether the man was picking up the woman from work. Second, what does "what is believe [sic] to be marijuana" mean? Didn't the police know what marijuana looks and smells like? Third, was this perchance a racist incident? Fourth, "two officers were injured" how? How severely? How many police officers were involved in this incident? Fifth, how was the man "uncooperative"? I am suspicious about the police officers' behavior myself.
Peter Moss April 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
The story does not tell you that she was tasered three times, or that she weighs less than one hundred pounds. The young man was going to give her a ride home from work, and was waiting for her when the officers accosted him. There was no just or probable cause for the officers to detain this young man, nor to use an electrical device on the young woman, let alone three times. This has been gross miscarraige of justice, clearly these young peoples rights were violated, whatever "injuries" tht these officers incurred were surely as direct result of their vicious and unwarranted attack on this young woman. It serves them right. These officers should be brought up on charges themselves. They were in clear violation of their own department mission statement, and I am appalled at their actions.


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