-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
Florida Highway Patrol officer Daniel Cole used his taser to stop a fleeing Danielle Maudsley. As a result, Maudsley fell and cracked her head on the concrete roadway. Maudsley has been brain dead ever since and is not expected to recover.
Maudsley had been arrested in a hit-and-run case and taken to a Florida Highway Patrol substation for processing. Maudsley, clad in handcuffs, fled out the door of the substation with Cole running right behind her. Cole drew his taser and shot Maudsley in the back. Cole has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
It was Cole’s responses to investigators’ questions that are most troubling.
If she makes it [to U.S. 19], you know, there’s no winning. I can’t let her get out and get run over.
What self-serving tripe! This is exactly the kind of response that one would expect from someone who’s trying to come up with an excuse to justify their actions.
Cole was also concerned that one or both of them would be injured if he tackled her. Is tackling her the only alternative to tasering her? How about moving your 267 pound fat ass and grabbing her? Cole’s weight is three times that of Maudsley. Notice how Cole plays the “officer safety” card. This card is often played when justifying the use of excessive force.
The cracking of her head on the concrete roadway was an entirely foreseeable outcome of the tasering. This young woman is dead because the trooper couldn’t be troubled running after her.
H/T: Hit & Run, Tampa Bay Dispatch.
70 thoughts on “State Trooper Kills Woman With Taser Instead Of Chasing Her”
Law enforcement is Legally responsible for human beings in their care.
Tasering a slight, light, weightless, tiny female in the back is first-degree pre-meditated Murder. He must by Indicted and receive the death penalty.
All the cop needed to do is grab her arm. He wanted to shoot her, so his uniform would not get dirty.
cops cant win…you say he shoulda cuffed her tighter…he cuffs hertighter…then its police abuse….he should have tackled her…then hes a big bully….if he let her go and she ran into the road…then the cops chased her to her death….everybody forgets the point that this girl was arrested for a hit and run….and has a history of resisting and obsturction….with a mother that has a criminal record too….in no way does this girl derserve to ssdie…or even get hhurt…but she chose her destiny when she made her mind up to run…
shoulda thought before she ran
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