Woman sues McAlester for use of Taser while she was handcuffed in jail
BY ANDREW KNITTLE NewsOK.com
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11/28/12 at 4:37 AM
McALESTER - A woman is suing the city of McAlester after a police officer used a Taser on her while she was handcuffed in the Pittsburg County Jail.
Nakina Williams, who filed the suit in federal court last week, is seeking more than $2 million in punitive damages, records show.
The city of McAlester, Officer Sterling Taylor-Santino and Police Chief Jim Lyles are named as defendants in the lawsuit, which alleges that Williams' civil rights were violated during the June 24 incident.
Taylor-Santino, 33, was suspended two weeks without pay for using his Taser on Williams and has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the incident.
Original Print Headline: Woman Tasered while in jail sues city of McAlester
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