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Two Oklahoma officers accused of using Taser at hospital

MUSKOGEE — Two Muskogee police officers are under investigation after allegations that they used a stun gun and pepper spray on a woman handcuffed to a hospital bed.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 13, 2012
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MUSKOGEE — Two Muskogee police officers are under investigation after allegations that they used a stun gun and pepper spray on a woman handcuffed to a hospital bed.

Cpl. Pedro Zardeneta says the department's internal affairs division is investigating whether the officers were justified in their use of non-lethal force.

A local newspaper reports that Christina Boylan was shackled to a bed at Muskogee Regional Medical Center on Nov. 6 when the officers allegedly used the stun gun and pepper spray.

Authorities say Boylan was taken to the hospital after she reportedly barricaded herself in her house with a gun.

Her sister, Alisa Wren, says officers used a Taser twice while Boylan was in the hospital bed.

Muskogee police say the two officers, whose names weren't released, remain on active duty.


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