Dash cam video has been released showing exactly what happened between a Constable's deputy and a 72-yaer-old woman, before she was tasered last month.
The officer says says Kathryn Winkfein mouthed off, and was physically non-compliant. Winkfein told fox news that wasn't true.
Precinct 3 Sgt. Maj. Gary Griffin says he's reviewed the dash cam footage and he's standing by his deputy--he says followed policy.
Just after two in the afternoon on May 11, the video shows Deputy Chris Bieze stopping Kathryn Winkfein for speeding on a notoriously dangerous strip of Highway 71.
After completing the paperwork, the officer returns to Winkfein's truck, but she refuses to sign the speeding ticket.
"Take me to jail," Winkfein demands on the tape, "I'm a 72-year-old woman."
That's when the deputy opens the driverside door to arrest the great-grandmother.
"Give me the ******* ticket now," Winkfein curses. The deputy shoves her. "You're gonna push me? A 72-year-old woman?"
The shove, the Constable's office says, served to get the two out of oncoming traffic. Then, the deputy warns her one of five times.
"Stand back, " Bieze says. "I'm gonna tase you."
She responds by saying, "I dare you."
The deputy announces he's going to taser Winkfein, and the woman hits the ground as the taser is deployed.
Winkfein agreed to talk with FOX 7 Monday. She told reporter Keri Bellacosa she'd like to see the video. When the news crew arrived at her home for the appointment, no one came to the door. But last Friday, Winkfein sat down with FOX 7 and told her side of the arrest.
"I wasn't argumentative. I was not combative, okay? This is a lie. All of this is a lie. Pulled away from him I did not," she said on May 29.
FOX 7 also requested an interview from Winkfein's attorney. He declined Monday.
"There may be many viewers upset we deployed a taser," Sgt. Maj. Griffin said, "But she made a very simple interaction with police, a very difficult task
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