Friday December 21, 2007
Video has surfaced of a Daytona Beach police officer using a TASER on a woman in a store.
According to our partners at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Elizabeth Beeland was shopping at a Best Buy in Daytona Beach last month.
Before she checked out, she got an upsetting phone call about her child and stepped outside to take the call.
According to the police report, the clerk said Beeland was suspicious and flagged down Daytona Beach police officer Claudia Wright, who was in the store.
When Officer Wright confronted Beeland, she yelled at her.
When they came back in the store, Wright repeatedly asked her to calm down and threatened to arrest and TASER her if she didn't.
As the video shows, Beeland continued to back away as the officer moved closer.
Beeland was then TASED and arrested.
Beeland is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer without violence.
Police department policy states an officer can deploy his or her TASER "for the purpose of subduing a violent, noncompliant or combative subject."Beeland's attorney is now investigating what legal action to take against the police department and officer.