Eyewitness video of Springfield Police Tasering a Pregnant Woman

ABC 20 New’s Report

A woman who is eight months pregnant was tased by a Springfield, Illinois, police officer in a parking lot over the weekend in an incident that was caught on tape and has raised questions about the possible use of excessive force.

20130403 Pregnant Woman Tased


Raw Video

Bystander: “Hey she’s pregnant”

Officer “Get on the ground, now.  Get on the ground.”

Woman: “I’m pregnant”

Officer: “Get on the ground, or you’ll get tazed”

Woman: “I’m pregnant”

Officer: “Get on the ground now, or you’ll get tazed”

Woman: “Hey, I’m pregnant”

Officer: “You’re getting tazed”

Submitted anonymously on Copblock


Police Report



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  • Mc

    Look how the undercover tries to block sight. If his partner was right why is he covering view?

  • LeaveTheMatrix

    Interestingly, reading the police reports, the tazing officer said he applied the tazer for one second and makes it sound like he applied it once.

    I distinctively heard more then one deployment and for longer then one second each time (at least 5 seconds each).

  • Shawn


    What, you don’t know cops are willing to lie to cover their mistakes, and those of their brothers? It is standard procedure for cops to lie. Nothing surprising about it.

  • t

    Satire Mode *ON*

    This lady was clearly an uncooperative activist, idiot who doesn’t know how to comply. Don’t you think so Slappy ?

    Why, she should be thanking the officer for ONLY tazing her . Unloading his duty weapon was certainly called for in this situation but instead he showed heroic restraint. Had she not convulsed and hit the ground promptly I’m sure a good clubbing would have followed.

    I, for one, am outrage that she put her child in such an unsafe situation. CPS should be called to snatch it away as soon as it delivered … wouldn’t you agree Common ?

    Sigh…When will these mundanes realize that an officer’s job his hard and tiring and is only made worse when forced to deal with the disobedient…?

    Satire Mode *OFF*

    My sympathies to the victim. I hope she and her baby recover quickly.

    Your humble servant,


  • Steve H

    Hey, pregnant lady and baby dad, if this is how you react to a simple fender bender, you’re going to need some intensive anger management training.

  • simpleton

    From what I can gather, she’s pregnant.

  • Backfire

    Well, looks like the police report an witness statements justify the use of force. Maybe next time she won’t try to stop a cop from arresting her boyfriend…

  • Shawn


    Moron, she was refusing to lay on her belly. You would think cops would recognize you can’t do that with a pregnant woman. Then again, the only experience cops have with pregnancy is their sisters. Time and time again.

  • t.

    Sounds like a “drive stun” and that she wasn’t “tasked”. They are different things.

    She showed no respect for her unborn child while she was fighting her arrest so cry me a river.

  • d

    For stupid idiots like yourself @ t. There is still no reason to use any type of weapon on a pregnant women. Especially in her third trimester now what if she fell wrong and lost her baby then we what will you have to say. Like I always say cops get away with a lot of shit it will never change.

  • Backfire

    I guess I’m just biased on this one since I hate women and babies…

  • Cop

    all this shits always happens with these stupid nigaz, interesting hummmmm

    maybe next time, she listen the autority, the fact she is pregnant does NOT make her above the law!

  • courtofpublicopinion

    so do cops if you are pregnant they see it as just another pos they will have to deal with later so why not exterminate it now. cop = no respect for ANY life but their own

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  • johnny

    @t bitch please this dumb ass cop had too taze her huh y cuz his fat out of shape ass couldn’t do it without a tazer dude ur just as dumb as this fucking loser cop . U and ur boyfriend slappy r fucking idiots

  • johnny

    He could’ve easily just pulled her back she was in the wrong to get inthe but a tazer come the fuck on then try to lie about it bahahaha u know u fucked up when right of the bat u try to lie I think that lady should get to taze the cop and his kid lmmfao jk but how would he feel maybe there is a reason he has a tazer and not a gun he prolly would of shot her common sense is hard to c come by