Cops Attack Family With Tasers And Pepper Spray For Having Party In Their Own Home
54-year-old grandmother tasered five times
May 13, 2014
Police in Baytown, Texas stormed a family home and broke out tasers and pepper spray after receiving a routine noise complaint.
The terrified family were having a birthday celebration with extended family and friends, when all hell broke loose. Instead of knocking on the front door, the cops are said to have raided the house via a back entrance.
Video captured by one of the partygoers on a cell phone shows officers kicking and punching the revelers, and deploying tasers.
The family told reporters with KPRC-TV, Local Two News that pepper spray was used around the ten young children who were in the house at the time, with some even getting it in their eyes.
By far the most shocking detail, however, was the claim that a 54-year-old grandmother in attendance was shot up to five times with a taser while seated in a chair and not resisting or doing anything to provoke the cops.
The family say that the woman, who is Mexican, does not speak English and did not understand the orders that the cops were yelling at her.
The attack appears to have been somewhat racially motivated, with party guests claiming that the police repeatedly directed racist insults at the family and guests, calling them “wetbacks,” among other terms.
The officers arrested seven people during the incident, on charges of “interfering with a public servant.”