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Woman Tasered By Cop Files Federal Lawsuit

An Akron woman who was Tasered in November by Stow Police Officer Jesse Reedy, who was cleared for his use of force by a committee, has filed a Federal lawsuit claiming police brutality.

On Nov. 5, Chelsea Garrett, 23, was charged with reckless operation, a minor-misdemeanor, and obstruction official business, a second-degree misdemeanor by Stow and charged with a DUI in Akron for bouncing off a median wall on S.R. 8, hitting a vehicle in Akron and leaving the scene of the accident. When she was in Stow, she almost swiped a cruiser Nov. 5, according to the dashcam video attached to this story.

“I would never deny that, I was scared watching the video, seeing myself drive like that,” Garrett said.

Garrett says she is a diabetic, weighs 90 pounds and on Nov. 5 she was taking an over-the-counter medicine for a cold.

Reedy, who has been on Stow's force four and a half years, told the Use of Force committee (made up of three Stow officers), initially it did not seem like the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or in diabetic shock.

"Yeah, someone that size is not so much really that I think that she is a huge threat, but I realize that she can still hurt me, she can bite me, she can scratch me," said Reedy during an interview with the Use of Force Committee. "She knew what I was saying and she just didn't care ... she didn't want to listen to it."

The committee cleared Reedy for his actions in December.

"If an officer perceives a threat through the totality of circumstances, he/she does not have to wait until they are harmed to deploy the Taser," the committee said in its ruling.

Garrett pleaded guilty to her charges in Stow, but is disputing that finding because she wants to change the philosophy of the use of Tasers.

“Different policies, different training, I want to make sure that everyone can feel safe because I don’t trust the police anymore, and I’ve never had a trust issue with police or authoritative figures in my life,” she explained to Fox 8 News.

Police Chief Louis Dirker said he cannot comment on the case.

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Added: Mar-10-2012 Occurred On: Mar-9-2012
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  • In 1983 a 105 lb woman sent a 230 lb cop to his coffin where I live. She had a knife hidden in her palm and went in his neck. He died from blood loss the following day...also for being Mr. Nice Cop.

    The ones who have a problem for what this officer did would be the first to use the taser.

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  • what a fucking moron, if you have blackouts stop the fucking car, idiot!

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  • Todays lesson: If you notice that you are blacking out while driving. Pull over pick up the phone and phone a friend.

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  • I've seen many women like this. The rules don't apply to them, because.... because.... mom and dad never had rules.

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  • Got enough mascara on you worthless whore?

    Little Paris Hilton wannabe with the fucking dog and all.



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  • Why she left the scene of the accident? why she resisted? and now she s telling us not to trust police

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  • The first thing she needs to do if she wins her lawsuit is to fix her teeth. In all seriousness, I doubt she will win. In fact, she should have her license revoked because clearly she cannot operate a vehicle safely in her condition.

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  • fuck her...drunk cunt cold have killed children. I......HATE.....DRUNKS

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    • @eeep

      She shouldn't have been driving - we'll agree to that.

      Did she pose a threat to the officer?? NOPE...

      She didn't deserve what she got,,, the pig just wanted to test out his new toy.

      Fuck him!

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    • @Zardoz003 ok then...keep your overreacting medicated ass off the streets....you dumb cunt. Is that better?

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  • That cop was so paranoid of that skinny girl, he should've just put handcuffs on her instead of using taser

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    • @Amusing well, following that logic would lead us to any time an officer has an interaction it should be at gun/tazer point. because hey, you never know.

      i would argue that if one feels threatened by a 90 lb. girl they should get a less threatening job.

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    • @Amusing Fucking LOL at you idiot. You want to equate top notch Martial artists with this average everyday girl? Go fuck yourself

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    • @Godinn

      How would the officer know if this girl had any martial arts training? Most people being arrested don't provide the officer with a curriculum vitae in advance.

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  • what an ugly cunt

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  • Did the crack whore think the dog would keep our eyes off her teeth?

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  • She needs more eye make-up and teeth.

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  • this woman is sick so why are they still tasering her

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  • Stupid bitch.

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  • It always seems to be "within company guidelines" when they use excessive force. What happened to law enforcement? They turned into a bunch of fat chickens. This girl could have easily been taken down without a taser even if she had a weapon in her hand. Sorry excuse for a cop. He should change occupations if he is too afraid to do this job properly.

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    • @pootin
      Just because she was in the wrong does not mean he was in the right. Nothing in this situation looked like it required a taser. I think sex and weight is a factor even if you want to call it discrimination. Everything is a factor.
      I think he is just an idiot with anger management issues.

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