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USA: Police pepper-spray 84-yr-old woman before throwing her to the floor01:37

USA: Police pepper-spray 84-yr-old woman before throwing her to the floor

United States, Muskogee
September 2, 2016 at 19:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Muskogee police officers kicked down an 84-year old woman's front door at her home in Muskogee, on August 7, before proceeding to taser her son, who was standing still with his arms up, and then force the defenceless woman to the ground after pepper-spraying her in the face.

Video footage shows an officer kicking Geneva Smith's door down, yelling commands to Arthur Blackmon such as "put your hands up," "stand up now" and "walk my way." The officer also orders Smith to "stay there."

A police officer then tasers Blackmon and the whole unit proceed to enter the apartment. One officer shouts at Smith to "get down." Officer Michelle Casady then sprays the 84-year-old in the face, causing Smith to lose her balance and falter. The octogenarian can be heard crying "Lord, help me Lord" as officer Casady throws her to the floor and handcuffs her, face-down.

The police were reportedly searching for the woman's son for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign.

Credit: Muskogee police department

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Muskogee police officers kicked down an 84-year old woman's front door at her home in Muskogee, on August 7, before proceeding to taser her son, who was standing still with his arms up, and then force the defenceless woman to the ground after pepper-spraying her in the face.

Video footage shows an officer kicking Geneva Smith's door down, yelling commands to Arthur Blackmon such as "put your hands up," "stand up now" and "walk my way." The officer also orders Smith to "stay there."

A police officer then tasers Blackmon and the whole unit proceed to enter the apartment. One officer shouts at Smith to "get down." Officer Michelle Casady then sprays the 84-year-old in the face, causing Smith to lose her balance and falter. The octogenarian can be heard crying "Lord, help me Lord" as officer Casady throws her to the floor and handcuffs her, face-down.

The police were reportedly searching for the woman's son for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign.

Credit: Muskogee police department

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