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Video: Illinois Officers Use Force In Booking Room

April 13, 2011  | 


The city of South Beloit, Ill., has released footage from its police department's booking-room surveillance cameras capturing officers using less-lethal force on a woman who appears to be yelling at them and refusing to sit down.

The 2008 incident has become controversial and the subject of an ongoing investigation. It was obtained via a public records request by the Rockford Register Star.

The video shows Sgt. Brad McCaslin using a stun gun twice to the back of an arrested and handcuffed woman's neck after she refused to sit down. Interim police Chief Tom Fearn then entered the room and shook the woman by the neck several times, after she appears to yell at him.

Read the full story at RRStar.com. Watch the video:

VIDEO: Force Used In Illinois Booking Room

Tags: Less-Lethal Force, Gaining Compliance


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Michael @ 4/16/2011 7:54 PM

When was this video taped, 1965?. Sometimes you wonder how some Dept.'s function today. The rules are for everyones protection. If this is the Chief, then he needs to be accountable for his actions and lead by an example not be reckless. It also seems like it could be useful to have sometype of a way to hook the person to the wall to control the suspects movement. Sometimes, it's just best to take all their property and let them cool off in the cell.

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