Ohio Woman In Injured When Police Throw Her To Ground, Pry Open Her Mouth, And Arrest Her . . . After Taking Tylenol

article-2629393-1DDF609500000578-147_634x461Below is a disturbing video from the Summit County (Ohio) jail where Siobhan Householder, 35, is shown being thrown to the ground and having her jaw pried open by deputies because she had taken Tylenol while waiting in a prisoner-holding room. She was merely at the jail to have a warrant lifted so she did not appear in custody. Indeed, she was left with her purse, soda, and other items as she waited. What followed was highly shocking.

Householder, a mother of three, has a tooth infection and had swallowed the pain reliever when Deputy Eric Vaughn spotted her. She says that he demanded to know what she was taking and she said “Tylenol.” He allegedly ordered her to spit it out but she had already swallowed it. She says that she was only able to say “I can’t” when he pulled her up and threw her to the ground while trying to pry open her mouth. She had one of the three pills in her mouth but say that he was squeezing her mouth and pulling her hair — making it impossible to spit it out.

article-2629393-1DE0EEF300000578-296_306x423She suffered a bruised chin, cuts inside her mouth, bruises to her legs and some hair loss. The officer is seen later collecting the Tylenol bottle and a single pill from the ground. Householder was handcuffed and frisked and her bags were searched before being taken to Akron General Medical Center.

While she was in the hospital ER, she was hit with charges of resisting arrest and obstructing official business. She was not charged with any drug offense.

article-2629393-1DDF60A000000578-748_634x463Given the sudden action by the officer, it is hard to see the basis for resisting arrest in this video and the obstruction charge seems to be redundant and equally problematic. We have seen in the past how victims of abuse are often hit with multiple charges that are later dropped. The concern is that police will charge individuals not only to justify their actions but to encourage a plea deal or at least an agreement not to sue the police.

What do you think?

Source: Ohio.com

Kudos: Michael Blott

67 thoughts on “Ohio Woman In Injured When Police Throw Her To Ground, Pry Open Her Mouth, And Arrest Her . . . After Taking Tylenol”

  1. The first officer who put his fingers in her mouth could have had the courtesy to remove the cavitied tooth while he was in there. (sarc)

  2. Most pd deserve the name pig! Pure and simple! They are waiting to do the bidding of their next master! In their world, its them against the rest of us! Its the business of cops and robbers to them! This video is interesting but not surprising!

    1. Max-1 – well, we know it is not the military, so that leaves us. 🙁

  3. Scum.

    Those thugs need to face felony charges.

    The woman obviously has limited means; it is remarkable how much braver cops feels when they know that a victim does not have the resources to sue.

    Remember Schwarzenegger’s comment: “I’ll be back.”?

  4. Very professional.

    How many Summit Countieshighly trained sheriffs deputies cretins does it take to violate a persons civil rights?

    Was Summit County, Ohio, sheriffs deputy Eric Vaughn personally trained and mentored by Barney Fife?

    1. personnongrata – you know Barney would be too frightened to attack any woman. 😉

  5. Assault by cop. At least she’s still alive. Too many other homeless get murdered by cop.

    1. bettykath – she is on cctv in a police station, she better be alive. 🙂

      1. Paul, unless the police station is located at the courthouse, I don’t think she was in a police station. She went to court. The judge had finished with her and had asked her to sit and wait until the paperwork was done.

        1. david – If she is not in a police station the police have even less reason to do this. However, I do see their reason to charge her with everything they thought would possibly stick. They need some negotiation room. Still, the tape is ruinous to any story they want to tell.

  6. The police act as though NO CRIME should go unpunished….. if they feel like it , that is …… and since everything you do can be construed as criminal …. well … you have no chance …. unless the police are lethargic that day …. plus look out for power mad prosecutors , judges , politicians , regulators , inspectors , drones , IRS , BATF , …. yikes !

  7. It seems that the bullies we knew in school become cops after leaving the educational system. It’s bullying, shouldn’t be tolerated in scholls, workplace and definitely not in the police departments in any city, state or federal location!!!

  8. I was waiting for the cops to knock over the drink in the chair and cause a spill.
    Extra charges probably would have been filed under hazmat cleanup.

  9. From what I seen in the video it seems to me the deputy who instigated this is a loose cannon. There are rare, and I do mean rare, times when druggies will try to swallow contraband before arrest. But there is no evidence at all to indicate this was the case here.

    I don’t see any probable cause for the two charges made against her. I do see cause for action against the sheriff’s offce and this deputy.

  10. I believe David linked to the NIECE of this woman, this woman is not his aunt. Am I correct David?

  11. Another example of police being out of control. All of the officers involved as well as any who saw this happen and did not stop it should be immediately fired and then prosecuted for assault and battery. It is fire tending to know that one is never under any circumstances safe in a police station. You never know what is going to set of these guy. Is it the steroids they take to build up or are they just psychotic.

    Any prosecutor that would go forward with such charges is also suspect.

  12. And I also think that an excessive police response elicits great fear in the victim, who should not be charged or even blamed for their panicky, instinctive attempts at self defense or escape.

  13. I think that you are right. When they make a mistake like this, charging the victim will make them want to deal just to make the charges go away. Trust in the police force is vital to a safe community. They need to clean up their act. If this officer gets in trouble, it needs to be publicized to restore faith in the force.

    I acknowledge the vital role the police play. They put their lives on the line for the community. But that carries with it a great responsibility to be a model of justice.

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