A video that shows a police officer tase a woman for refusing to wear a mask has sparked outrage in Ohio.
The clip, which surfaced online Wednesday, shows a Logan police officer attempting to handcuff a woman at a Logan Middle School football game. When she appears to struggle, the officer strikes her with a taser before handcuffing her and leading her away. According to witnesses, the officer had asked her to wear and the woman, who said she has asthma, refused.
After fielding dozens of complaints regarding the incident, the Logan Police Department on Thursday released a statement saying the woman was not tased over her refusal to wear a mask. “The female was not arrested for failing to wear a mask,” the statement reads. “She was asked to leave the premises for continually violating school policy. Once she refused to leave the premises, she was advised she was under arrest for criminal trespassing, she resisted the arrest, which led to the use of force.”
Are people who refuse to wear masks inconsiderate? Do you say anything to people who go shopping without masks?