Officer Said Woman Resisted Arrest
POSTED: 4:47 pm EST December 7, 2005
UPDATED: 9:52 pm EST December 7, 2005
FRANKLIN, Ohio -- A 68-year-old woman was hit with a Taser gun by police in an Ohio city five times.
The police officer in the case, a lieutenant with the Franklin Police Department, claims he is the victim in the case, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported.
Beverly Kidwell, 68, was in the waiting room of the police department in suburban Dayton when the incident occurred.
According to police, she came into the station to be arrested for hitting her granddaughter.
Kidwell said she waited a long time in the lobby and, when she got up to leave, the officer hit her with the Taser gun.
"I don't know if he thought I was going to get up and leave or what, but he pulled his gun. I thought it was a gun. I'd never seen a Taser gun in my life and I thought, 'Oh my God. He's going to shoot me. He's going to kill me," Kidwell said.
The police lieutenant said she was resisting arrest, Bowersock reported.
Kidwell said she was in a fetal position and unable to move when the lieutenant ordered her to get up and continued to shock her.
The woman survived five jolts and had to be taken to an area hospital.
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