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Police taser an 86-year-old disabled grandma in her bed for taking an "aggresive posture"

 Police Tasered an 86-year-old disabled grandma in her bed and stepped on her oxygen hose until she couldn't breathe, after her grandson called 911 seeking medical assistance, the woman and her grandson claim in Oklahoma City Federal Court. Though the grandson said, "Don't Taze my granny!" an El Reno police officer told another cop to "Taser her!" and wrote in his police report that he did so because the old woman "took a more aggressive posture in her bed," according to the complaint.
     Lonnie Tinsley claims that he called 911 after he went to check on his grandmother, whom he found in her bed, "connected to a portable oxygen concentrator with a long hose." She is "in marginal health, [and] takes several prescribed medications daily," and "was unable to tell him exactly when she had taken her meds," so, Tinsley says, he called 911 "to ask for an emergency medical technician to come to her apartment to evaluate her."
     In response, "as many as ten El Reno police" officers "pushed their way through the door," according to the complaint.
     The grandma, Lona Varner, "told them to get out of her apartment."
     The remarkable complaint continues: "Instead, the apparent leader of the police [defendant Thomas Duran] instructed another policeman to 'Taser her!' He stated in his report that the 86 year-old plaintiff 'took a more aggressive posture in her bed,' and that he was fearful for his safety and the safety of others.
     "Lonnie Tinsley told them, 'Don't taze my Granny!' to which they responded that they would Taser him; instead, they pulled him out of her apartment, took him down to the floor, handcuffed him and placed him in the back of a police car.
     "The police then proceeded to approach Ms. Varner in her bed and stepped on her oxygen hose until she began to suffer oxygen deprivation.
     "The police then fired a Taser at her and only one wire struck her, in the left arm; the police then fired a second Taser, striking her to the right and left of the midline of her upper chest and applied high voltage, causing burns to her chest, extreme pain and to pass out.
     "The police then grabbed Ms. Varner by her forearms and jerked hands together, causing her soft flesh to tear and bleed on her bed; they then handcuffed her.
     "The police freed Lonnie Tinsley from his incarceration in the back of the police car and permitted him to accompany the ambulance with his grandmother."
     Tinsley says the cops capped it all off by having his grandmother "placed in the psychiatric ward at the direction of the El Reno police; she was held there for six days and released."
     "As a result of the wrongful arrest and detention, the plaintiff Lona M. Varner suffered the unlawful restraint of her freedom, bodily injury, assault, battery, the trashing of her apartment, humiliation, loss of personal dignity, infliction of emotional distress and medical bills."
     They seek punitive damages for constitutional violations, from the City of El Reno, Duran, Officers Frank Tinga and Joseph Sandberg, and 10 Officers Does.
     They are represented by Brian Dell of Oklahoma City. 

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Dracula Tepish
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the other comments dont pertain to this article dummies


now why would some thugs in pig uniforms do what they did that is not called for but one thing is this that it will be pig stomping session for each on those wanna be buttwipes

they are cowards and they opened themselves up into a area they opened themselves

and they will reap what they have sown namely kick ass in the dark of an alley near their residence for sure

this not the first time for them the thuggs to do that i bet anything on that


Comment by Die Daily
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In Spain at the Bilderburger summit, demonstrators befriended the police, chanting "There is a heart behind your badge; there is a brain beneath your cap.". At least one cop dropped his gear and crossed lines to join with the demonstrators. Now that was a coup...the worst nightmare of the elites in miniature for all the world (and the other cops and the activists) to see. Supposing that the Hawkeyes in the crown had beaten the crap out of every single cop and somehow gotten away with it. Would that be even ten percent as valuable of victory? No way. Don't count the police and military out yet. Oathkeepers is gaining ground by the hour.

Comment by Jerry Alexander
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 Cops do not have a brain of their own...The spend each day just waiting for someone to tell them what to do...they WILL KILL YOU if their Boss tells them to Kill YOU.

Their Boss is more powerful than God...this in itself tells us just what these Cops are made of....these are very,very strange people..indeed!

Just look at them there on the streets will all of that Stuff they wear...Listen up...these are very strange people...they will KILL YOU,and then go home and hug,and lie to their  children.

Watch how they act..listen to them talk....these are very demonic people...they have no brain of their own.I don`t believe they came to this world in a normal way.I`m not even sure if they have real parents....makes me think of "Roswell NM",and,or,"Hanger 51".  They are very dangerous to Human Life as we know it.

Comment by Concerned Patriot
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You know when you judge an entire group of people based on a few examples of something bad thats not good, in fact when we do such things with race we are called racists when you do it with cops youre called an internet tough boy

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