Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2014

Chicago Police Use Taser On 8-Month Pregnant Woman Over Parking Ticket Comment

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Although we do not advocate using disabled parking spaces unless you are disabled we ask was the taser really the way to proceed here?

Tiffany Rent is eight-months pregnant, but that didn’t stop a Chicago police officer from using a taser on her. The assault and arrest occurred Wednesday morning outside of a drug store on Chicago’s South Side.

The Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that even though Rent was only a week or two away from giving birth, “you can’t always tell whether somebody is pregnant.”

Tiffany, however, said it should have been obvious.

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